Cheese spätzle with fried onions
Time: 40 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time
Nutrition: Calories ca 999 / Protein 52g / Carbohydr. 113g / Fat 37g
Ingredients (4 servings)
|600 g||all-purpose flour|
|vegetable oil for frying|
large saucepan, measuring cup, large frying pan, pastry spatula, large bowl, box grater, colander, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife
A rich, opulent, and semi-dry Alsatian Gewürztraminer pairs very well with this dish. The wine’s fruity, floral bouquet harmonizes well with mild, buttery cheeses like Emmentaler.
In a large bowl, vigorously stir together flour, eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and water until air bubbles form in dough.
measuring cup, large bowl, cooking spoon
600 g flour / 6 eggs / 1 tbsp salt / 0.5 tsp pepper / 1 pinch nutmeg / 250 ml water
Cut onions into thin rings. Roughly chop parsley. Shred cheese with a box grater, using the side with largest holes.
box grater, cutting board, knife
4 onions / 0.5 bunch parsley / 350 g Emmentaler
Fill a large saucepan half full with salted water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Next, wet cutting board with a little boiling water and then spread a thin, even layer of dough over a cutting board. Using a pastry spatula, shave off thin strips of dough, approx. the width of a pencil, into water. Cook for approx. 1 min. or until spätzle rises to the surface. Transfer to an ice bath for approx. 20 sec. to halt cooking process and then place in a colander to drain.
large saucepan, pastry spatula, colander, cutting board
In a large frying pan, sauté onions over medium-high heat in some vegetable oil for approx. 3 – 5 min. Add spätzle and continue to cook for approx. 5 – 10 min. until crispy and golden brown.
large frying pan
vegetable oil for frying
Add shredded cheese to pan and cook for approx. 2 – 4 min. until cheese is melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley. Enjoy!