German Spaetzle Dumplings

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A simple dough of flour, salt, white pepper, nutmeg, eggs and milk is pressed through a spaetzle maker or a sieve to produce strands of dough. Boil in water or broth a few at a time until they float, then saute in butter and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):


  • 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.
  • Saute cooked spaetzle in butter or margarine. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top, and serve.