Spätzle (German Dumplings) with Ham and Spinach

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12Ingredients
550Calories
55Minutes

A luxe option for a family meal but special enough for when you're hosting a few guests, these tender, nutmeg-infused spinach dumplings offer an update on the plainer classic. Once boiled, the spatzle is tossed in a peppery white wine, Parmesan and crème fraîche-based cream sauce that's dotted with pan-fried speck. Both the dumplings and the sauce can be made in advance and stored separately in the refrigerator in airtight containers.

Ingredients

  • 350 grams spinach (cooked, drained and chopped)
  • 1 cup water
  • 300 grams flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ground nutmeg
  • salt
  • 30 grams butter
  • 150 grams speck (or smoked ham, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup creme fraiche
  • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese (grated)
  • ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix the spinach, water, flour, eggs, nutmeg, and salt into a soft dough.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the dough onto a wet chopping board and cut off little strips of dough with a sharp knife and add to boiling salted water.
  4. Bring to the boil and then remove with a slotted spoon.
  5. Rinse briefly with cold water.
  6. In a skillet, add the speck with the butter, and then add the wine.
  7. Bring to the boil briefly, and then add the creme fraiche, Parmesan cheese, and a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  8. Add the Spätzle and mix well.
  9. Serve warm.
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NutritionView more

550Calories
Sodium20%DV490mg
Fat35%DV23g
Protein33%DV17g
Carbs21%DV64g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories550Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat23g35%
Saturated Fat13g65%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol155mg52%
Sodium490mg20%
Potassium720mg21%
Protein17g33%
Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate64g21%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars3g6%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Wendy C. 5 Jun 2015
This brought back memories! I lived in Germany for several years and learned to make many types of spatzle. Just before serving, I chopped fresh spinach and placed it in mound in the center of individual plates of spatzle. This recipe combines creaminess and rustic flavor!