Cooking Up Gemütlichkeit: Comfort Food Favorites from German Cuisine

Here’s a recipe for a very famous German dish, Spätzle:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and nutmeg.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the milk.
  3. Gradually add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon until a sticky dough forms.
  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  5. While the water is heating up, prepare a colander by placing it over the pot of boiling water.
  6. Use a spatula to push the dough through the holes of a spätzle maker, or the large holes of a cheese grater, directly into the boiling water.
  7. Cook the spätzle for 2-3 minutes, or until they float to the surface.
  8. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked spätzle to the colander to drain.
  9. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  10. Add the cooked spätzle to the skillet and toss to coat with the butter.
  11. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

Spätzle is often served as a side dish with roasted meats, stews, or sautéed vegetables. Enjoy!