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