Today we made some Spätzle with Schnitzel for lunch. Cooking for 50 people always has its challenges. Luckily, Robert knew how to make Spätzle and Frances, one of our cooks, knew how to be organized enough to be ready on time. So everything went well and we had a great lunch.

Making Spätzle
Robert and Frances making Spaetzle Spaetzlemaster Robert Frances is getting the Schnitzel ready
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In case you want to give it a go, here is the recipe:

  • For 4 persons

    500g flour, or about 2 1/2 cups
    approximately 250ml/1 cup water
    5 eggs
    1 t salt
    2 large onions
    300g/1 1/2 cups grated Emmenthaler cheese
    50g butter (or your preferred oil for frying)

  • Sift the flour and mix with the eggs, salt and water. The dough
    shouldn’t be too sticky.

  • Cut onion into rings and saute in butter (German method) or olive
    oil (a healthier alternative) until golden. If you’re very efficient
    or if you have a second pair of hands to help, you can do this
    concurrently while you boil the Spaetzle.

  • Boil some salted water. With your Spaetzlehobel, Spaetzlebrett or
    any other ingenious method you’ve thought of, consign portions of
    Spaetzle into the pot. They’re done when they float to the top, so
    whip them up and chuck them into a dish. Periodically strew cheese
    and pepper to taste on the layers of Spaetzle ; the hot noodles
    will melt the cheese and turn everything into a yummy mass. When
    all the dough is finished and your kitchen is in an absolute mess,
    finish off the Spaetzle layers with the remaining cheese and the
    golden onions.

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4 Responses to “Spätzle”

  1. Daryl cobabe
    April 15th, 2007 03:39

    Robert, Lunch looks good I wish I was there.

  2. Heike Ehrmann
    June 27th, 2007 07:51

    Hi Steffen, sehe die K

  3. George Allen
    September 15th, 2007 08:23

    My son is taking a class in earth science and geology this year. We are trying to obtain specimens of different rock, mineral, and fossil samples, to put together for his class. We have a very limited budget. I have no idea what some of these specimens from Antactica might be worth. I realize there are many different varieties. My question, if possible, is if it is possible to get some small samples that might be of little or no value for this project.

    If you can help or lead me in the right direction I would very much appreciate it.

    Thank You

    George Allen

    1046 Village Drive

    Corcoran, CA 93212

  4. steffen
    September 15th, 2007 10:25

    Hi George,

    The collection and shipping of scientific specimen and samples is covered by the Antarctic Treaty and strictly enforced by the National Science Foundation. You’ll have to work requests through the official channels.