Spaetzle Noodles Bergkase
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 7
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 15
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. Combine the eggs and milk, mix well.
  2. Add the flour, salt, nutmeg and pepper; combine to form a sticky dough.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  4. 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.
  5. Cook the Spaetzle in boiling water for approximately 5 minutes, or until the noodles rise to the surface.
  6. Drain well.
  7. Heat a heavy bottom sauté pan over medium high heat, melt the butter and add the onions.
  8. Cook the onions until lightly browned.
  9. Add the drained Spaetzle and sauté about 2 minutes.
  10. Add the grated Bergkase cheese, toss well to coat.
  11. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
*SPAETZLE [SHPATES-luh] - Spaetzle is a dish of tiny noodles or dumplings made with flour, eggs, water or milk, salt and sometimes nutmeg.