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Mar 26, 2008 08:25 AM

Where to get Spaetzle? (msp)

Sara Moulton made spaetzle this morning on her show.... now I have a craving for it. Any ideas for where to go? Would prefer to have it served to me, although recs for a reeeealllly good make at home version would be possible.

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    1. Don't want cooking recommendations-- I want either a restaurant or a grocery store version (and where I can buy it).

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      1. re: cheeseguysgirl

        There might be places where you can get fresh spaetzle ready to heat up. But I like a dried noodle-thing called Mrs. Weiss' Kluski enriched egg noodles. They are also called "egg dumpling noodles" on the package. I think they are pretty close to a spaetzle. Kind of a squat spaetzle'y like thing. And it takes just 10 - 12 minutes to heat up. Don't overcook and don't undercook. A small handful of them with a pot roast or stew is fantastic. I get them at Kowalskis in the pasta section.

      2. Gasthofs and Black Forest Inn both serve spaetzle. I don't remember it being fantastic at either, but it's a kind of bland noodle to start so I'm not sure what qualifies as great.

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        1. re: katebauer

          great is when they're crispy on one side, sauteed in tons of butter and finished with herbs. Total comfort food.

        2. You can often find Black Forest Inn spaetzel in the freezer case at Byerly's.

          1. I had them at Alma a couple years back - a special of some kind, don't know if he usually has it or not.

            Handmade Spaetzle with Local Sweet Corn, Berkshire Black Pepper Bacon and Fresh Sage

            I know you don't want to make them, but I have Alexander's recipe and could post it if you want

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