Cheese spätzle with fried onions

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When I think of comfort food, cheese spätzle is exactly what comes to mind!

 

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 999 / Protein 52g / Carbohydr. 113g / Fat 37g

Ingredients (4 servings)

600 gall-purpose flour
350 gEmmentaler
6eggs
1 tbspsalt
0.5 tsppepper
1 pinchnutmeg
250 mlwater
4onions
0.5 bunchparsley
vegetable oil for frying

Utensils

large saucepan, measuring cup, large frying pan, pastry spatula, large bowl, box grater, colander, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Gewürztraminer
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.

Step 1

Cheese spätzle with fried onions

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

Step 2

Cheese spätzle with fried onions

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

Step 3

Cheese spätzle with fried onions

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

Step 4

Cheese spätzle with fried onions

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

Step 5

Cheese spätzle with fried onions

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!