A little German flavor

Some women spend their days at the spa or shopping, but me - I spend mine in the kitchen. I am a mans dream and I'm not talking "wet-dream"! I promise you Mr. Man is going no where anytime soon -- why would he - he's fed better than what you get in most restaurants!

Since getting laid-off in February I have re-discovered my first love - THE KITCHEN!! I've been busy trying out new recipes. Now if I could only put my "apron" idea together I'd have myself a great little niche business.

I discovered this recipe at the would be chef while searching for some "comfort" food and had to share. It was a hit with my family, but then, most is.....

If you've never made home-made egg noodles this is fool proof! EASY. Try it.

Recipe - Spätzle with Parmesan and Parsley


  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 3/4 cups flour, plus extra for kneading
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 quarts low sodium chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan, plus extra for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a medium bowl, combine water, flour, eggs and salt with a wooden spoon. Place dough mixture on a clean cutting board. Flour both sides of the dough and roll into a long rectangle, approximately 12 by 2-inches and 1/8-inch thick. With pizza cutter, cut into strips, 2-inches in length and 1/4-inch


2. Bring chicken stock to a boil in a large saucepan. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Drop spätzle in batches into boiling stock and cook until pasta floats to the surface. Remove and immediately transfer to the ice bath. Drain spätzle and hold on sheet pan. Continue with the other batches.

3. Once you’ve completed the cooking, in a medium saute pan, add butter, and melt over medium heat until butter turns a light brown. Add garlic and cook until it becomes lightly colored. Add spätzle to the pan to heat through. Add parsley, cheese, salt and pepper, to taste.

This is not only excellent; very it’s really wonderful, very filling and is pretty simple. If y

ou’ve never made your own noodles, this is a great dish to give it a go.

Servings: 4. Double for bigger eaters....