For days now I have been craving homemade spaetzle. Finally today I decided I wasn't going to wait any longer and make some for dinner. If you've never had spaetzle, they're noodles and they are delicious. Homemade are so different then store bought and if you make them, I bet you'll love them as much as we do. You can make them as a side to Gulasch or a roast, or as we did tonight a main dish.
You need very few things to make spaetzle:
3 1/2 cups flour
salt to taste
2/3 cup water
You mix all the ingredients together - by hand in a bowl with a wooden spoon. If you don't have a spaetzle "grater" (as seen on the next picture) you have to work the dough until it starts to "bubble". Then you put it on a cutting board (a little at a time) and scrape it into salted, boiling water. You can make the spaetzle as small or as large as you like. Bring the spaetzle to a boil (uncovered) and cook until they float to the top. Depending on size this should take between 3-5 minutes.
Seit einiger Zeit war ich richtig "geluestrisch" auf Spaetzle. Heute habe ich dann endlich beschlossen wieder mal welche zu kochen. Das Rezept ist aus meinem bayrischen Kochbuch und hier sind meine ganzen Zutaten.This is my spaetzle "grater" in action. Here is where you would use a cutting board and scrape the dough into the boiling water.
Mein Spaetzlehobel in Aktion, wie ich dieses Teil liebe...
The spaetzle are rising to the top, almost done.
Fast sind sie fertig...
After cooking for a few minutes I take them out and cool them on a cookie sheet. If I don't want to use them right away, I cover them with wax paper and then reheat later.
Hier werden sie nun abgekuehlt da ich sie schon am Nachmittag vorgekocht habe.
Tonight we had egg spaetzle. For this you add some butter to a pan, add the spaeztle and brown them a little. In a separate bowl mix 3 eggs, about 2-3 tbs water and some salt and pepper. Pour over the spaetzle, cook until eggs are done. Enjoy!
You could also make cheese spaetzle. For this you simply add about 1 cup (or however much you'd like) grated cheese to the still hot spaetzle. Maybe a little sprinkling of roasted onions on top of that, a little bit if hot butter...
Geroestete Spaetzle mit Ei, sooo gut!
I wanted to show these simply because I thought they were so beautiful. This is what our sky looked like this morning around 6:30.
So sah unser Himmel heute frueh um 6:30 aus. Schoen, oder?