The dough was very sticky and elastic-y. It was like a very thick pancake batter. This made it difficult to push through the metal colander. It was also problematic when the colander fell into the boiling water and all the dough cooked into each little draining hole.
Next time, I'll put it in a plastic bag and cut off the corner off it. Then I'll dribble the spaetzle dough into the hot water. When it floats it is ready to be fished out of the water!
I served this with our Sauerbraten pot roast!
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to make a frame. This sort of worked...
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boiling water. How could this end poorly?
Adapted from All RecipesMakes 2 servings (even though the recipe says this would serve 6)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
1 pinch freshly ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
- Mix together flour, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Beat eggs well, and add alternately with the milk to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
- Press dough through spaetzle maker, or a large holed sieve or metal grater.
- Drop a few at a time into simmering liquid. Cook 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well.
- Optional: Saute cooked spaetzle in butter or margarine. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top, and serve