Making-of: Spaetzle


You asked for more - here it is! A look at how the spaetzle is made.

First the noodle dough is pushed through the "Spaetzle Maschine" and then it cooks a few minutes in boiling water. Once the noodles rise to the top, it's ready to serve! Southern Germans typically have spaetzle with lentil stew or goulash, although in my opinion it goes with almost anything that you would normally have pasta with.

PS: If you click on the wikipedia link above, you'll see a better picture of what they call the spaetzle press. We also have one of the grater-type makers, but my husband prefers the press method as it makes nice thin noodles like the ones we had.

10 comments:

Kate said...

I love spaetzle, and now I'm on a hunt for a machine. Going out today to find one. Thanks for the info and the photo!

Olivier said...

bon reportage culinaire ;)

Rambling Round said...

I'm impressed that you actually make the noodles from dough!

Leif Hagen said...

Delicious photo - interesting Spaetzle press! Invite me next time!

Lois said...

I'm impressed too!

Halcyon said...

Everyone over to my place for some spaetzle!! :D

VP said...

Dinner time here, I could use some now! I am quite sure now that I had it with goulash in Stuttgart.

cieldequimper said...

Je n'en ai jamais fait mais ça me rappelle des soirées chez des amis en Allemagne avec les Spätzle et puis de la viande et puis de l'aïoli maison !

Halcyon said...

VP: My husband's family is from a town near Stuttgart. He learned to make Spaetzle from his grandmother.

ciel: We may have to try that recipe sometime. Fresh aioli sounds like a good topping!

Jacob said...

Well, I've learned something new on this blog again! Merci! I think I shall have to try spaetzle at the earliest opportunity!