Friday, January 18, 2013

Herb-Speckled Spaetzle

Herb-Speckled Spaetzle
Herb-Speckled Spaetzle was our cooking project two weeks ago in French Fridays With Dorie.  I am playing catch up.  I read rave reviews from other Dorista's about this recipe so I was excited to make it. The dough for this recipe has finely chopped herbs, flour, milk, salt, pepper, eggs, butter,  and nutmeg.  You combine the ingredients until the dough is sticky, thick, and wet.  The dough is then squeezed into a pot of boiling water using a spaetzle maker, large holes of a grater, or a colander.  I used my potato ricer. The kids enjoyed  squeezing the dough  and watching it drop to the bottom of the pot of boiling water and rising to the surface as it cooked.  The pasta is cooked  for 2 minutes and then placed in a  buttered bowl.  Once you have cooked the pasta, saute mushrooms and onions in butter and olive oil.  Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper.  Add the spaetzle and cook until the spaetzle is heated through and starting to brown.  Add chicken broth and cook until the broth has almost evaporated.  Toss with the remaining herbs and serve. It can be served as a min course or a side dish.

This dish was delicious.  The spaetzle was chewy, as it should be,  and extremely flavorful.   I served it with fish and everyone enjoyed the spaetzle.  I am so glad I went back and made this recipe.

You can find this recipe on pages 372-373 in "Around My French Table" or here.

Fresh Herbs

Dough in Potato Ricer

Cooking Spaetzle
In Buttered Bowl

Sauteed Mushrooms

Cooking Spaetzle With Mushrooms


  1. This looks really good, I will definitely have to try! Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Valley Chow

  2. Geraldine, you made truly wonderful looking Spätzle - your finished plate looks just delicious - glad that you so successfully used your potato ricer for making the Spätzle, seems to have worked like a charm.
    Have a good weekend!

  3. You've made me hungry for this all over again! Perfect make up dish!!! Have a nice weekend, Geri~

  4. What great looking spaetzle! So professional looking.

  5. Your spaetzle looks so delicious, Geraldine, and it sounds like it is a fun one to make with children. I still need to make this one myself.

  6. Your spaetzle looks perfectly delicious!! Glad you were able to catch up on this one! We really enjoyed it.