Anyway, we found a very simple spaetzle recipe online.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 3/4 cup of water
In a large bowl, combine flour, eggs, and salt. Then slowly add water until forming a soft dough,
Boil two quarts of water in a large pot. Squeeze dough through a spaetzle maker or fruit press or by pressing through a colander with large holes into the boiling water. When noodles float to the top of the water, they are done.
We did not have access to a spaetzle maker, a friend suggested using a potato ricer, but had no luck locating one at any of our local stores, so we just rolled out the dough and cut into thin strips. Probably thicken and longer then we should have - they looked more like french fries. In addition, sampling after we finished cooking them, I personally thought they tasted like boiled dough. So I sauteed the noodles in some butter and garlic and crumbled in some bacon giving it some extra flavor boost.