I got myself a spaetzle maker.
I couldn't help myself.
So tonight, I made some delicious cheesy spaetzle. (Served with roasted plum tomatoes drizzled with balsamic reduction)
The girl is still calling it boiled slobbages.
I added some whole wheat flour to the
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 c all purpose flour
1/2 c wheat flour
1/4 c skim milk
1/4 c seltzer (optional - can use all milk. The seltzer makes them fluffier)
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 c shredded cheese (I used a mixture of sharp cheddar and monterey jack)
1/2 c bread crumbs
Combine the ingredients for the dough together well. Let rest for about 10 minutes. In a large pot, boil broth or water (I used a cube of boullion in the pot). Using a spaetzle maker or a collander, press the dough through holes into the boiling liquid.
Boil for about 2-3 minutes, or until they all float, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the boiling liquid and submerge in a bowl of cold water for about 30 seconds. This keeps them from sticking.
Melt half of the butter in a large frying pan. Saute the
Sprinkle in shredded cheese and stir well. Top with bread crumbs and dot with remaining butter. Spray the top with butter flavored cooking spray if desired. Bake for about 5 minutes at 400 F to crisp up the top.