- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup 2% milk
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 8 cups water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- In a large bowl, stir the flour, eggs, milk and salt until smooth (dough will be sticky). In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Pour dough into a colander or spaetzle maker coated with cooking spray; place over boiling water.
- With a wooden spoon, press dough until small pieces drop into boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes or until dumplings are tender and float. Remove with a slotted spoon; toss with butter. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews for Spaetzle Dumplings
"Fabulous and so easy! The shape makes for a delicious mouth feel."
"My family liked this so much that I will be investing in a spaetzle press. Hopefully that will be less messy than the colander. Definitely give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!"
"My husband loved this recipe! I made it with WIENER SCHNITZEL for his birthday. The only change I made was I boiled the dough in chicken stock instead of water which added some additional flavor. We placed the dough in a potato ricer which worked out less messer for us than a collnider"
"Quick and easy"
"Works great. Lois is right; a potato ricer is handy for making spaetzle, but use the kind with holes only on the bottom insead of on the sides as well. Germangirl, you're right that it's good to let the batter sit to hydrate the grains of flour. But your comment echoes what I hear from my German family: if it's not forbidden, it's mandatory. Lighten up, girlfriend! Americans love to innovate."