Try making Käsespätzle... just do it. It doesn't take many ingredients, it doesn't take much time, and even without the proper Käsespätzle maker it is easily possible. Super tasty and a comfort food, it is like the mac and cheese for the fancy (or if you are not in the USA, for the Germans).
200 g Flour
125 ml Water (luke warm)
1 Onion, chopped
1 Cup cheese (any type works, we used Gouda)
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs butter
|Our Spätzle Press|
If you do not have a proper Spätzle maker do not fear! A colander also works.
Before mixing the ingredients, boil a pot of water on the stove and preheat your oven to 350.
Combine the flour, water, salt and eggs. Beat well. Before you start making the Spätzle, make sure that you have a bowl or plate to but them as soon as you pull them out of the water. You do not want to leave them in while you search for the proper equipment.
Then scoop about one cup of the batter into whichever type of maker your are using.
|Press the batter out|
Let the batter come out as long strings into the water and cook for a very short amount of time.
You know when the Spätzle is done when it comes to the top of the water. When the Spätzle is finished, scoop it from the water into the bowl or plate you have waiting.
Before or while cooking the Spätzle cut up one onion and grate cheese.
Cook the onions on the stove over medium heat with butter, until they are nice and brown.
Once all of the batter has been used, drain any collected water on the bottom of your bowl, mix the Spätzle with the onions and cheese in the pan on the stove and heat until the cheese is melted.
Place the entire mixture into an oven-safe dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and everything is hot through.
|Cheese Spaetzle (Käsespätzle)|