Sunday, February 27, 2011
Spaetzle is a German/Austrian type of fresh pasta. The fresh dough has a consistency that is between bread dough and pancake batter. You can make it in a stand mixer using paddle or mix it by hand in a bowl.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch freshly ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
Mix together flour, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Beat eggs well, add milk and mix until smooth.
Press dough/batter through spaetzle maker, or scrape small pieces of the dough off the wood cutting board edge into boiling water. When spaetzle come to surface cook additional 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with cold water and when cool remove with strainer and drain.
Sauté cooked spaetzle in butter.