Ruby tries to make German cheese spaetzle

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Lisa Schölzel

Senior Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
80
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
300 g Alpine cheese
300 g Emmentaler cheese
1 kg flour
12 eggs
onions
3 tbsp clarified butter
5 tsp salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • 2 large bowls
  • whisk
  • wooden spoon
  • kitchen towel
  • cutting board
  • 2 knives
  • frying pan
  • large pot
  • roasting pan
  • liquid measuring cup
  • spätzle press
  • slotted spoon

Nutrition per serving

Cal
1200
Protein
52 g
Fat
50 g
Carb
140 g
  • Step 1/4

    To make the dough, combine flour and measured salt in a large bowl, using a whisk. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the eggs. Beat the eggs with a fork. Slowly start pulling flour into the mixture. Continue beating the dough with a wooden spoon for approx. 10 min. until the dough reaches a tough and stringy, but airy consistency. If needed, add more water or flour while you beat. Cover with a kitchen towel and set aside.
    • 1 kg flour
    • 4 tsp salt
    • 12 eggs
    • large bowl
    • whisk
    • wooden spoon
    • kitchen towel

    To make the dough, combine flour and measured salt in a large bowl, using a whisk. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the eggs. Beat the eggs with a fork. Slowly start pulling flour into the mixture. Continue beating the dough with a wooden spoon for approx. 10 min. until the dough reaches a tough and stringy, but airy consistency. If needed, add more water or flour while you beat. Cover with a kitchen towel and set aside.

  • Step 2/4

    Peel the onions and slice them into rings. Heat clarified butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add onions. Sauté until they start to brown, stirring periodically, then add salt. Continue for approx. 30 min. until onions are soft, browned and sweet. Remove from heat and set aside.
    • onions
    • 3 tbsp clarified butter
    • 1 tsp salt
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • frying pan

    Peel the onions and slice them into rings. Heat clarified butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add onions. Sauté until they start to brown, stirring periodically, then add salt. Continue for approx. 30 min. until onions are soft, browned and sweet. Remove from heat and set aside.

  • Step 3/4

    Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Set up a large roasting pan, a knife, and a liquid measuring cup of cold water. Combine the cheeses in a large bowl. Once the water is boiling, add approx. 2-3 spoonfuls of dough in the spaetzle press. Press the dough into the boiling water. Immediately dip the knife into the boiling water and cut the dough off the bottom of the spaetzle press. Wait until the water boils again and the spaetzle noodles float to the surface. Remove them with a slotted spoon and add to the roasting pan. Sprinkle some cheese on top. 
Repeat this process and layer the spaetzle and cheese in the roasting pan until all ingredients are used up. If needed, pour cold water into the pot so it doesn’t boil over.
    • 300 g Alpine cheese
    • 300 g Emmentaler cheese
    • large pot
    • roasting pan
    • knife
    • liquid measuring cup
    • large bowl
    • spätzle press
    • slotted spoon

    Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Set up a large roasting pan, a knife, and a liquid measuring cup of cold water. Combine the cheeses in a large bowl. Once the water is boiling, add approx. 2-3 spoonfuls of dough in the spaetzle press. Press the dough into the boiling water. Immediately dip the knife into the boiling water and cut the dough off the bottom of the spaetzle press. Wait until the water boils again and the spaetzle noodles float to the surface. Remove them with a slotted spoon and add to the roasting pan. Sprinkle some cheese on top. Repeat this process and layer the spaetzle and cheese in the roasting pan until all ingredients are used up. If needed, pour cold water into the pot so it doesn’t boil over.

  • Step 4/4

    Sprinkle the onions over the top. Carefully stir the cheese, spaetzle, and onion. Serve immediately with a side salad of romaine lettuce and a sweet vinaigrette. Enjoy!

    Sprinkle the onions over the top. Carefully stir the cheese, spaetzle, and onion. Serve immediately with a side salad of romaine lettuce and a sweet vinaigrette. Enjoy!