Spaetzle (noodles)

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  • add   1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • add   4 large eggs
  • add   1/2 cup water (or more)
  • add   1/4 cup butter
  • add   3 cups unbleached flour
  • add   1 teaspoon salt


  1. Sift flour, salt and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  2. Pour eggs and 1/4 cup water into middle of flour mixture, beat with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add enough water to make the dough slightly sticky, yet keeping it elastic and stiff.
  4. Using a spätzle machine or a colander with medium holes, press the noodles into a large pot full of boiling salted water.
  5. Cook noodles in the water about 5 minutes or until they rise to the surface.
  6. Lift noodles out and drain on paper towels.
  7. Brown noodles in melted butter over low heat.