Spatzle (or spaetlze, as it is often spelled), is a supremely easy type of pasta to make at home, without the usual fuss of rolling out the dough and cutting into shapes with a pasta machine or pastry wheel. Instead, the dough is simply grated with a box grated (or pressed through a sieve) directly into the pot and boiled until the little noodles float to the top. Here, the cooked spätzle are sautéed with butter, diced bacon, and three types of cheese, to delicious effect.
- 500 grams flour
- 3 eggs
- 3 egg yolks
- 0.25 liters milk
- salt (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon melted butter
- 1 onion
- 100 grams diced bacon (cube-, heavily smoked ham)
- 70 grams Appenzeller cheese
- 70 grams gruyere (chesse)
- 70 grams comte (chesse)
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, the whole eggs, the egg whites, and the milk to obtain an even dough. Add salt at the end.
- Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes.
- Heat a large pot of water.
- Grate the dough with a cheese grater over the hot water.
- Let the dough cook in the water until the pieces float to the surface.
- Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the baking.
- In a frying pan, heat 30 grams of butter.
- Sautee the chopped onion in the butter for 5 minutes.
- Add the diced ham and mix.
- Add the pasta and cheese.
- Mix with a wooden spoon until the cheese melts.
|Calories940Calories from Fat340|
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|Calories from Fat340|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.