We love Spaeztle around here. It is quick and easy, especially if you have a spaeztle maker. Mine is an old one that was given to me by a German friend. I recommend one of the sturdy German models if you are planning on purchasing one.
You can find them on Amazon here.
For Spaeztle you will need:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2-3/4 cup hot water
A saucepan with boiling water
Mix the flour, eggs, and salt together. Slowly add the hot water until it becomes a heavy sticky dough.
Squeeze through the spaetzle maker in batches into boiling water. When the spaetzle float to the top scoop them out with the strainer, being sure to drain them well.
If I am going to serve this with Beef Stroganoff I place them immediately into a covered casserole as each batch comes out of the boiling water.
Add a little spice to this dish. To the flour, eggs and salt add 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and a dash of pepper.
Printable Version of Recipe
Many years ago a German friend had us over for dinner. She not only prepared us a delicious meal from her mother's recipes she shared her recipes with me. Beef Stroganoff served over spaetzle has been a family favorite ever since.
Now that my sons are heading out on their own they are asking for my recipes so that they can prepare their favorites themselves. Though not a pretty dish for a photograph, it makes up for itself with flavor.
We have served this over packaged egg noodles and toasted bread, but our favorite is with homemade spaeztle. Hope you enjoy. Zum Wohl.
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 small onion, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2-1/4 cups beef broth (may replace 1/4 cup broth with wine of choice)
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
1. Brown ground beef in pan. Set aside.
2. Melt butter in saucepan; saute onion until tender.
3. Stir in flour and cook until blended and bubbly.
4. Slowly stir in beef broth and cook until thickened, stirring occasionally
5. Add cooked beef to broth mixture, then add sour cream, dill weed, salt and pepper. Heat through, but do not let boil after sour cream has been added.
Serve over noodles or homemade spaetzle (click on link for recipe)
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