Spatzle (spaetzle noodles)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Flour; Unbleached
1 teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
4 eaches Eggs; Large, Beaten
½ cup ;Water, Or More
¼ cup Butter

Sift flour, salt and nutmeg together in a bowl. Pour eggs and ¼ cup water into middle of flour mixture, beat with a wooden spoon. Add enough water to make the dough slightly sticky, yet keeping it elastic and stiff. Using a spaetzle machine or a colander with medium holes, press the noodles into a large pot full of boiling salted water. Cook noodles in the water about 5 minutes or until they rise to the surface.

Lift noodles out and drain on paper towels. Brown noodles in melted butter over low heat.

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