Späztle are little egg-dumpling type noodles that are typically pan fried. These Browned Butter Späztle are simple to make and have a beautiful buttery noodle flavor that will have you wanting bite after bite!
I know I’m getting all sorts of fancy with my letters this week. First I post about Tiramisú Layer Cake with a fancy ú and now I’m posting this awesome German Spätzle recipe with an ä for this weeks Five Ingredient Friday…the fanciness is just to the MAX haha! The ‘ä’ is pronounced like the ‘ae’ sound, so you’ll see Spätzle spelled Spaetzle interchangeably.
This recipe is near and dear to my heart. My German mother would make this dish for us growing up, so it is definitely one of those dishes you only realize later in life how much you love. These Browned Butter Spätzle are a total comfort food for me.
It was my first time making these from scratch (I’ve seen them in specialty grocery stores or in the noodle isle) and I was surprised at how easy they were to make. Just mix up the ingredients, boil some water, and then poke some holes in a plastic bag and pipe the batter into the boiling water and after a few minutes you have your dumplings that are then strained and fried in some butter…YUM! I have heard of fancy Späztle strainers or just dropping little spoonful drizzles into the boiling water, but I found that it worked quite well just poking a few holes in the plastic bag and squeezing.
Now on to the recipe: