• Cooking Time: 7
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 15


*SPAETZLE [SHPATES-luh] - Spaetzle is a dish of tiny noodles or dumplings made with flour, eggs, water or milk, salt and sometimes nutmeg.


  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg, ground
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup onion, sliced thin
  • 1 cup Bergkase cheese, grated - or other hard German cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine the eggs and milk, mix well.
  • Add the flour, salt, nutmeg and pepper; combine to form a sticky dough.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Form the Spaetzle by using a special Spaetzle maker or use a rubber spatula to push the batter through the holes of a large-holed colander.
  • Cook the Spaetzle in boiling water for approximately 5 minutes, or until the noodles rise to the surface.
  • Drain well.
  • Heat a heavy bottom sauté pan over medium high heat, melt the butter and add the onions.
  • Cook the onions until lightly browned.
  • Add the drained Spaetzle and sauté about 2 minutes.
  • Add the grated Bergkase cheese, toss well to coat.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Author Credit: Eric Rappaport

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