Homemade Comfort: Spätzle Recipe

Dish recipes: Spätzle
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Transport yourself to the heart of German cuisine with Spätzle, a beloved comfort food that's as fun to make as it is to eat. These soft and tender egg noodles are a staple in Southern Germany and pair perfectly with hearty stews, creamy sauces, or simply tossed in butter and herbs.


2 cups all-purpose flour

4 large eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

Optional: nutmeg or black pepper for flavor


In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, eggs, milk, salt, and any optional seasonings until a smooth batter forms. Let the batter rest for about 10-15 minutes to allow the gluten to relax. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Using a Spätzle maker, colander, or a large-holed slotted spoon, press the batter through the holes into the boiling water. Alternatively, you can spread the batter onto a cutting board and scrape small pieces into the water with a knife. Cook the Spätzle for about 2-3 minutes, or until they float to the surface. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked Spätzle to a colander and rinse them briefly under cold water to stop the cooking process. If not serving immediately, toss the cooked Spätzle with a little oil to prevent sticking.


Serve the warm Spätzle as a side dish alongside your favorite German recipes, such as Sauerbraten, Rouladen, or Schweinshaxe. Alternatively, sauté them in butter until golden brown for a deliciously crispy texture.

Embrace the cozy flavors of German cuisine with homemade Spätzle, a versatile and comforting dish that's sure to warm your soul. Whether enjoyed as a side or a main course, Spätzle adds a touch of homemade goodness to any meal.