Prepare a firm dough from the eggs. flour, water and salt. Beat until it comes eeasily away from the bowl. Form dumplings and cook in boiling salted water. skim them from the top, dip in cold water and serve on a hot platter. Spaetzle may also be browned in a little butter before serving. A note... I have a wonder kitchen gadget - a spaetzle maker! You should be able to find one for about $15/US at any quality kitchen store. It is the BEST kitchen gadget I own! There are many ways to 'form' the dumplings. You can do it by hand, though tedious, because traditional spaetzle is small. I have read and tried to press them through a large-holed caulander, but it doesn't work very well. The spaetzle maker is like a flat grater w/ a sliding hopper on top. You place the dough in the hopper, place the gadget over the pan of boiling water, and work the hopper back-n-forth...
wonderful, little dumplings drop into the pan! It wonderful! And best of all, FUN! AND GOOD TO EAT! Try the leftover spaetzle for breakfast: brown/fry it in a skillet and and cinnamon and sugar! My favorite main dish for spaetzle is cutlets w/ paprika gravy. INCREDIBLE!
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