May 032017

You will love this recipe for authentic Swabian Cheese Spaetzle! This local recipe comes from a region named “Allgaeu”, a very popular region of the South very close to Bavaria.
It’s a region in the South that is famous for dairy products, its cheese, the milk, quark and yoghurts. Because the landscape is so lovely it attracts many tourists.
During the winter season the mountains are inviting to ski while in summer you can do the most amazing hiking and biking tours.
The Allgäu is a very relaxing place on earth and it must have been created by God. So are the food specialties of this region. It’s Southern German food for the soul! The German Cheese Spaetzle can be found on almost every menu of the local Inns.  Enjoy the Spaetzle with fried onions and a mixed salad. Happy Cooking.

authentic cheese spaetzle

Ingredients Authentic Swabian Cheese Spaetzle

400 flour
5 eggs
1 tsp salt
about 1/4 l cold water or mineral water
or 300 g dried Spaetzle
2 big onions
1 tbsp Butter
300 g grated cheese (Emmenthaler, Gouda, any cheese which melts easily but don’t use processed cheese)
water with some salt
optional: chopped chives
optional: salt, pepper

Cooking Instructions Authentic Swabian Cheese Spaetzle

– Sieve the flour into a bowl; add eggs, salt and water and mix it with a wooden spoon.
– Stir the dough until you can see bubbles. Maybe you have to add some more cold water.
– Melt butter in a skillet; peel onions and cut them in small rings. Fry them in the butter until light brown.
– In a big pot bring water to an boil. By using a wooden board or a Spaetzle maker,  make the Spaetzle. Stir often with a wooden spoon.
– When the Spaetzle are floating on the surface, they are done. Take them out with a skimmer and keep them in a warm bowl in the oven. Before you place them in the oven sprinkle some of the grated cheese on top.
– Repeat above step until the entire dough is gone.
– Serve them on warm plates and add fried onions on each portion, sprinkle chopped chives on top.

As a main dish serve the Cheese Spaetzle with fried onions and lettuce.


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  3 Responses to “Authentic Swabian Cheese Spaetzle”

  1. yes, try it and let me know.

  2. Love Kase (cheese) Spaetzle! Real German soul food! The fried onions just make the crowning touch and taste!

  3. It is one of my favorites and I always eat more than I can 🙂 – when I was in the South of Germany this year, I ordered them and they serve them with a nice mixed salad (potato, lettuce, carrots)…

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