Herbed Spaetzle

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 30m

4 servings


  • 1 medium baking potato (1/2 pound), peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced dill
  • 1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg


In a medium saucepan of boiling water, cook the potato until tender, about 8 minutes; drain. Let cool slightly, then transfer to a large bowl. Mash the potato and then mash with the remaining ingredients to form a sticky dough.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Pat one-quarter of the spaetzle dough into a 3-inch square on a small cutting board with a handle, or on the back of a square cake pan. Using a moistened chef's knife, cut off 1/4-inch-thick strips of dough and scrape them into the boiling water; moisten the knife if it sticks to the dough. Boil the spaetzle for 30 seconds without stirring, then gently stir to separate the strips. Cook just until the spaetzle rises to the surface. Using a small strainer or a wire skimmer, transfer the spaetzle to a bowl of ice water. Return the water in the saucepan to a boil and cook the remaining spaetzle. Drain well, shaking off the excess water.

MAKE AHEAD: The spaetzle can be refrigerated for up to 3 days; toss with a little olive oil before storing.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

RecID 1868

nutrition information per serving

362 calories; 4g total fat; 111mg cholesterol; 534mg sodium; 67g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 14g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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