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German Dumplings

Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
5 - 8 minutes


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg (scant)
1 pinch freshly ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Mix together flour, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Beat eggs well in the milk and add to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
  2. Press dough through spaetzle maker*, or a large holed sieve or metal grater.
  3. Drop a few at a time into simmering liquid. Cook 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well.
  4. (optional) Saute cooked spaetzle in butter or margarine. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley on top, and serve.