Friday, November 25, 2011

Spatzle Dough from Culinary Fundamentals pg 647

Spatzle Dough from Culinary Fundamentals pg 647

We really did not need this with our dinner this evening but my brother wanted to make it and see what it tasted like.  My family liked it, we made a half recipe and there was only a serving left!

Servings: 10

 Categories: Side Dish

 Source: Culinary Fundamentals
Copyright: Prentice Hall

Spatzle Dough

6 quarts Water
1 1/2 ounces Salt
4 each Eggs
16 fluid ounces Milk
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper, freshly ground
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg (optional), ground
1 pound All-purpose flour
3 ounces Unsalted butter

1. Bring the water and salt to a rolling boil in a large pot.

2. Combine the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a large stainless steel bowl and mix well. 

3. Stir the flour into the egg mixture by hand. The dough will be very soft. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

4. Using a spätzle machine (or other shaping technique, such as a colander and a spatula), drop the dough into the boiling water. Simmer until done, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the spätzle with a spider, shock it in cold water, and drain well.

5. Melt the butter in a medium sized sauté pan. Sauté the spätzle until heated through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and serve immediately, or hold hot for service.

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