Spätzle or Spaetzle [ËÊpÉtslÉ] form a cornerstone of southern German cuisine, as the basis of such wonderful dishes like Kässpätzle (spätzle with cheese au gratin), Linsen mit Spätzle und Saitenwürstle (lentils, spätzle and frankfurters) or as the side dish of any imaginable main courses.
Allthough there are a lot of simpler ways to make these savory noodles, the traditional and my most favorite is scraping.
This Instructable introduces you to this technique, which, like always, becomes simpler with a little practice.
Step 1: Materials
Traditionally one uses the following:
- Spätzle grater
- Spätzle board
- Big pot
- Kitchen scales
Instead of the special tools you can use for example:
- Blunt side of a big kitchen knife
- Any kind of small wooden kitchen or cutting board