Spätzle is a traditional German egg noodle dish made from a simple dough of flour, eggs, water or milk, and salt. The dough is then pressed through a special tool called Spätzlehobel or Spätzle press and boiled in salted water until cooked. Spätzle is a versatile dish that can be served as a side dish or as a main course and can be paired with a variety of meats, vegetables, and sauces.
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of water or milk
- 1 tsp of salt
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
- Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the eggs and water or milk. Mix until the dough comes together.
- Knead the dough for about 5 minutes on a floured surface until smooth and elastic.
- Cover the dough and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
- Press the dough through a Spätzlehobel or Spätzle press into the boiling water.
- Cook the Spätzle for about 2-3 minutes or until they float to the surface.
- Remove the Spätzle from the water using a slotted spoon and drain them well.
- Serve the Spätzle as a side dish or as a main course with a variety of meats, vegetables, and sauces.
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