Spätzle (literally translated means 'sparrow') are small, free-form egg noodles or dumplings. Use spätzle in the same manner as you would egg noodles, potatoes or rice.
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter
- Combine eggs and milk; stir in flour, salt and nutmeg, beating until smooth.
- Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into large pot of boiling water (or pass through a colander). Cook 2 to 3 minutes.
- Drain and toss with the butter, or melt butter in skillet and gently fry spatzle until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.