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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6 people
Käs Spätzle is a German/Bavarian dish my Oma always makes. This is her recipe!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 – 8 eggs (or 6 jumbo eggs)
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 10 oz grated Swiss cheese
- medium onion
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Mix one pound flour, 6 – 8 eggs, and 1 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Really whip and stir until paste forms bubbles. This may take some time, a wooden spoon works best.
- Depending on the size of the eggs you may have to add some water until the paste is semi-pasty.
- Boil a large pot of water and add in a teaspoon of salt and touch of oil.
- To make the noodles a spätzle hobel works best but a large holed colander will also do.
- Pour dough into the hobel and move back and forth so noodles drop into the boiling water.
- When all dough is turned into noodles, stir boiling water for 1-2 minutes.
- As the spätzle noodles rise to the top use a skimmer or holed spoon to take them out and place in large bowl.
- Do not rinse the spätzle.
- As you place the spätzle in bowl make a layer of spätzle then put a layer of swiss cheese, repeat until all cheese and noodles are in bowl.
- Take a large spoon and stir cheese and spätzle together.
- Cover with lid.
- To add onions: chop up a medium onion.
- Heat 3 tablespoons of butter and cook onions until brown.
- Pour onions over the käs spätzle and cover with lid.
- The dish is ready to serve.
- To warm: put in oven on 320 °F for 15 minutes.