NYT Cooking: Expand the concept of pasta a bit, and you arrive at spaetzle, the quickly made and rather thin dough (somewhat akin to savory pancake batter) that is often “grated” into boiling water on a spaetzle maker, a tool that looks like a grater without sharp edges. I find spaetzle makers unnervingly tricky, so I prefer to do what I've often seen done by Alsatians, for who...

Spaetzle

NYT Cooking: Expand the concept of pasta a bit, and you arrive at spaetzle, the quickly made and rather thin dough (somewhat akin to savory pancake batter) that is often “grated” into boiling water on a spaetzle maker, a tool that looks like a grater without sharp edges. I find spaetzle makers unnervingly tricky, so I prefer to do what I've often seen done by Alsatians, for who...

Easy German Spaetzle Recipe - ready in only 15 minutes and a great side dish for all kinds of recipes! You only need 4 ingredients.

Easy German Spaetzle

Easy German Spaetzle Recipe - ready in only 15 minutes and a great side dish for all kinds of recipes! You only need 4 ingredients.

Easy German Spaetzle Recipe - ready in only 15 minutes and a great side dish for all kinds of recipes!

Easy German Spaetzle

Easy German Spaetzle Recipe - ready in only 15 minutes and a great side dish for all kinds of recipes!

I don’t know if you can get any more North Dakotan than knoephla/knephla soup. If your ancestors were early pioneers to this state, chances are high that you have eaten this soup. (Or if you’ve been to Kroll’s Diner, you’ve probably had it, too!) Everyone has their own way of making it, each a little … … Continue reading →

I don’t know if you can get any more North Dakotan than knoephla/knephla soup. If your ancestors were early pioneers to this state, chances are high that you have eaten this soup. (Or if you’ve been to Kroll’s Diner, you’ve probably had it, too!) Everyone has their own way of making it, each a little … … Continue reading →

Homemade German Spaetzle - an easy 15-minute pasta that goes with everything!

Homemade German Spaetzle

Spaetzle Time! Spaetzle Makers for the Home Kitchen

Spaetzle Time! Spaetzle Makers for the Home Kitchen

Spätzle recipe to use with Hobel (Spätzle maker)

Spätzle recipe to use with Hobel (Spätzle maker)

1940's Red Handled Spaetzle Maker - Potato Ricer (Vintage)

1940's Red Handled Spaetzle Maker - Potato Ricer (Vintage)

The name spaetzle is German for "little sparrow," which is what the shape of these tiny noodles or dumplings resemble. Serve them as a side dish—tossed with a little melted butter like potatoes or rice, or topped with a creamy sauce or gravy. If you want to make them quickly, look for a spaetzle maker in your favorite kitchenware store.

Spaetzle

The name spaetzle is German for "little sparrow," which is what the shape of these tiny noodles or dumplings resemble. Serve them as a side dish—tossed with a little melted butter like potatoes or rice, or topped with a creamy sauce or gravy. If you want to make them quickly, look for a spaetzle maker in your favorite kitchenware store.

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