Mini Egg Dumplings

    30 minutes

    This is a recipe to make mini German dumplings known as spaetzle. The dough is usually passed though a specialized spaetzle maker but you can get the same effect with a wide grater.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 pinch freshly ground white pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 4 litres hot water
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Mix together flour, salt, white pepper and nutmeg. Beat eggs well, and add alternately with the milk to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
    2. Press dough through a large holed sieve or metal grater.
    3. Drop a few at a time into simmering liquid. Cook 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well.
    4. Saute cooked dumplings in butter or margarine. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top, and serve.

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    Easy to make. Water takes longer to boil than mixing the ingredients. I multiply by 4 or 8 any leftovers get eaten the next day. I leave out the nutmeg.  -  23 Nov 2017


    Great recipe, the flavor is BETTER! than our favorite authentic German restaurant. The nutmeg makes it so good, my family raved. I served this with pot roast in a red wine, mushroom gravy and roasted asparagus. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! **By the way, a Ziptop bag with 4 or 5 small wholes punched with a skewer was a lot easier to handle than the strainer method. The texture was more authentic as well.  -  02 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These are wonderful. My kids love them. I do not have a Spaetzle maker, so i use a flat cheese grater. The first few times I made these I burned my hand a few times. *** Last time I used two clothespins to secure the grater to the edge of my pot. It worked perfectly!*** No more burns and the preparation went so much quicker.  -  22 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)