Feb 102021

German Cheese Spaetzle are one of my favorites when it comes to local food from the South of Germany or also called Swabia. This recipes comes from a region named “Allgäu” but it is popular throughout Swabia. It is the region before you enter Bavaria and the Allgaeu is famous for its cheese, the milk and all milk products, additional it is a very popular German tourism region as well. In winter you can ski, in summer hiking or biking or just relaxing in the lush and green environment. The food is awesome. It just tastes good; it’s food for the soul. Happy Cooking!

german cheese spaetzle recipe


Ingredients German Cheese Spaetzle

400 flour
5 eggs
1 tsp salt
about 1/4 liter cold water or mineral water
or 300 g dried Spätzle
2 big onions
1 tbsp butter
300 g grated cheese (Emmenthaler cheese or Swiss cheese: any cheese which melts easily but not processed cheese)
water with some salt
optional: chopped chives
salt, pepper, nutmeg to taste

Original Swabian Spätzle from Bechtle 

german spatzle Bechtle - original swabian spaetzle

Cooking Instructions German 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 pan bring water to a boil.
– By using a wooden board or a German “Spätzle maker”, make the Spätzle. Stir often with a wooden spoon.
They are done when swimming on the surface. Take them out with a skimmer and keep in a warm bowl in the oven, covered with foil. Before you place them in the oven sprinkle Spätzle with some of the grated cheese.
– Repeat above step until the whole dough is gone.
– Serve them on warm plates and add fried onions on each portion, sprinkle chopped chives on top.

If you enjoy them as main dish, serve with a mixed salad.

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