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1. Spätzle [Germany]

A popular egg noodle, spätzle can be served a number of different ways. They’re also an easy noodle to make without fancy equipment! I especially like the grated cheese and fried onion variety. See recipe for noodles below and get creative!


  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs fresh parsley, chopped
  • Pinch of white pepper
1. In a large bowl, mix flour, nutmeg, pinch of pepper and salt. In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Alternate adding eggs and milk into the dry ingredients, and mix until smooth. Let rest for about 15 minutes.
2.  Press dough through a metal grater (kind of like you would with cheese). You can also use a large-holed sieve or colander.
3. Bring lightly salted water to a boil, and add spatzle in batches. Stir occasionally (and gently) until the spatzle floats on the surface, about 4 minutes. Pour into colander and rinse with cold water. Repeat as many times as necessary.
4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add spatzle and coat evenly with butter for about 1-2 minutes.

Recipe inspired by Tyler Florence.

See Also: Greek Stuffed Tomatoes & Peppers (Recipe)

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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5:02AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Mashed potatoes with butter and cheese or Heinz tomato soup with crumbled crackers in it.

1:58PM PDT on Jun 29, 2012


7:44PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

yum. sounds like i need to save a couple of recipes!

1:21PM PDT on May 11, 2012

This article made me so hungry! :)

1:37PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

When I returned to Canada from living in Sudan, Africa for 10 years, all I wanted was grilled cheese sandwich on white bread. It was soooo good. :)

5:05AM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

Dal and dryfish yammi

1:35AM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Dal & Rice sound great. Must try!

1:34AM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Dal & Rice sounds great. Must try!

2:28AM PDT on Apr 17, 2012


7:21PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

mmm, sounds good

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