Oktoberfest is upon us. So I figured this would be a great recipe to share. A traditional noodle called Spaetzle. It’s super easy to make and you can get super creative with flavoring. I used some nutmeg in the dough which gives it that earthy taste. Also when making the Spaetzle you would need a Spaetzle maker but in this case I didn’t have one so I used a pasta colander. You need something that has little to medium holes on it so you can pass the dough through to make little Spaetzle noodles. I served the noodles with a fried pork tenderloin cutlet. I hope you enjoy.
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Salt and white pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/3 cup scallions, chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile take a large bowl and mix flour, eggs, nutmeg, s&p and milk, until smooth.
When the water has come to a boil season with salt (remember you want your boiling water to taste like the sea). Take the colander and hold above the boiling water. Pour some of the mix into the colander. You can use a spatula to help the batter pass through the holes. Cook noodles for about 5 minutes.
Next take a sauté pan and melt butter, add Spaetzle toss together with butter. Finally add the Parmesan cheese, parsley and scallions. Serve.