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Where to get Spaetzle? (msp)

cheeseguysgirl Mar 26, 2008 08:25 AM

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. The Chowhound Team RE: cheeseguysgirl Mar 26, 2008 08:26 AM

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    1. cheeseguysgirl RE: cheeseguysgirl Mar 26, 2008 08:38 AM

      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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        karykat RE: cheeseguysgirl Mar 26, 2008 08:47 AM

        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. katebauer RE: cheeseguysgirl Mar 26, 2008 08:41 AM

        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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          cheeseguysgirl RE: katebauer Mar 26, 2008 08:56 AM

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

        2. Jordan RE: cheeseguysgirl Mar 26, 2008 08:51 AM

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

          1. 67.p.car RE: cheeseguysgirl Mar 26, 2008 09:53 AM

            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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              karykat RE: 67.p.car Mar 26, 2008 09:55 AM

              (I'd love that.)

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              MN Law Student RE: cheeseguysgirl Mar 26, 2008 11:01 AM

              Glockenspiel in St. Paul used to have spaetzle, although it was fairly bland the last time I had it.

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                ssioff RE: cheeseguysgirl Mar 26, 2008 01:07 PM

                The Bierstube's and Winzer Stube in Hudson have it on their menus.


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                  debbie421 RE: cheeseguysgirl Mar 26, 2008 04:08 PM

                  Doesn't Murray's serve it as a side?

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                    AGallagh RE: cheeseguysgirl Apr 6, 2008 04:42 PM

                    I just saw some today at World Market. Packaged, of course. Looked like the real thing though.

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                      mnxd9 RE: cheeseguysgirl Apr 27, 2008 05:30 AM

                      We frequent a place called Ranchero, it's south of the metro in the small town of Webster, (4452 40th St W Webster, MN 55088) A little tricky to get to, since there is no freeway exit for webster, Usually we get off the freeway on the newmarket/elko and take the frontage road to turn to webster. Google will get you there...

                      Anyways Food is great, they run specials daily, normally they have a Pork snitzel (sp) that comes with the spaetzle, but really you can order anything and get a side of Spaetzle. Never had better Spaetzle, thankfully we live somewhat close, because we visit there atleast twice a month, in part just for the Spaezle. I also like Rudy's special steak, they have always cooked me the perfect steak. Menu is pretty much your average supper club menu, prices are on the higher side, but I think it's well worth it. Service can be a bit spotty, they always seem to have bare bone staffing, but they work hard and are efficient, not in the went outside to have a cig , and forgot about you way.

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                        LizzieB_MSP RE: cheeseguysgirl Apr 27, 2008 12:16 PM

                        I love the Glockenspiel's version. I was recently in Germany, and the spaetzle was exactly like "The Glock's"!

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                          epiani RE: cheeseguysgirl Apr 27, 2008 07:06 PM

                          Definitely the black forest inn, which wins my vote for their not only tender and tasty but homemade spaetzle with gravy, particularly since you can get a delicious dark German beer on the side.

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