Spaetzle homemade – there is nothing better
December 7th, 2018 | side dishes
Spaetzle is a special German pasta. Of course, you can buy dried spaetzle, but I’m afraid they have nothing to do with fresh, home-made ones. Anyone who knows the taste of fresh spaetzle, never wants others again. So fluffy, so juicy, so delicious. Here’s the basic recipe.
Spaetzle are awesome as a side dish, for example with goulash or veal cheeks. It can also be fried with roasted onions and cheese and served with a fresh salad as a main course. Some fresh herbs and a great lunch is ready! Spaetzle with lentils is also a very typical and delicious German dish.
That’s how it works:
And this is how the wife of the captain does it:
Most of the time, I prepare the double amount of the recipe. Then, I cool down the cooked spaetzle with cold water, let it drain well and freeze it into portions of 400 g each in freezer bags. The flat packets take up little space in the freezer and I always have fresh spaetzli at hand to fry with butter in a pan. Sprinkle dash of freshly ground pepper and nutmeg – done.
If you are in a hurry, you can even pour boiling water directly over the frozen packets in a sieve. So you’ve got your side dish – or cheese spaetzle – ready in seconds.
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