Total Timeunder 1 hour
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Recipe Courseside dish
Dietary Considerationpeanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturebuttery
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3 to 4 gratings fresh nutmeg
- ¼ pound unsalted butter
- Salt and freshly milled black pepper
Combine the flour, eggs, salt, nutmeg, and 1¼ cups cold water in a large bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon and reserve.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Pick up small amounts of dough with a teaspoon and push the dough into the water with another, or just push the dough through a colander. Dip the spoons in the boiling water to avoid their becoming sticky and unmanageable.Using a wooden spoon, stir the spaetzle off the bottom of the pot and cook for 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove the spaetzle to a bowl of ice water. Repeat the process until all of the dough has been used.
Rinse and drain well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the spaetzle and lightly sauté until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.