Spaetzles are a small dumpling-like pasta that taste great with Hungarian Goulash or Chicken Schnitzel. You can also serve them al la carte with a little butter and parsley.
I LOVE my spaetzle maker. In fact, it might be the perfect gift for anyone who loves fresh pasta and is willing to give something new a try. Plus, it’s inexpensive and fun to use.
Beat the eggs, add 3/4 cup water and butter, and mix.
Combine egg mixture with flour and salt, beating constantly until smooth (mixture will be sticky). Using the spaetzle maker, put dough pieces into boiling water. The spaetzles will surface in the water when done. Drain well topping with butter and parsley. VOILA!
(FYI, the spaetzles can be ahead of time, and then reheated in the microwave when you are ready to serve them.)
One of my favorite family dishes is Hungarian Goulash with Spaetzles. Here’s my Goulash recipe which is also easy to make:
6 Tbsp. butter
5 chopped onions
2 Tbsp. paprika, 2 tsp. salt,and 1/2 tsp. pepper
3 lbs. beef cubes
1 large can tomato sauce
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup sour cream
Directions: To make the goulash, brown onions and beef in butter in large Dutch over on medium-high heat. Add paprika, salt, pepper, tomato sauce and garlic. Lower heat and simmer, cooking until beef is done. (Sometimes, I just put everything in the crockpot and let it cook all day.) When ready to serve, add sour cream and heat through.
So exactly what is the gift of spaetzles? It’s one of the ways I celebrate Christmas. It’s making something special and uniquely delicious for your loved ones this holiday. It’s a spaetzle maker for the person who loves to cook. (And if you are interested, you can get your own spaetzle maker by clicking here.)
Just imagine that sticky mixture pressed against the metal spaetzle maker dropping into the boiling hot water for the most delicious treat to say “I LOVE YOU”. Just imagine God’s love sticking to you as we celebrate the birth of our sweet savior Jesus.
This season, let us rejoice in God’s perfect gift.