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German Spaetzle with Sauerkraut September 17, 2008

Filed under: German Recipes,Recipes — Azra @ 7:06 pm


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can sauerkraut
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons plain bread crumbs


  1. Fill a large pot with water, add oil, and bring to a boil.
  2. Place flour in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. Add salt, eggs, and water and beat the dough until smooth and bubbly. The dough should have a thick consistency. Fill a spaetzle press with the dough and squeeze into the boiling water (You may use a colander to push the dough through or a wooden cutting board and scrape dough little by little with a knife into the water).
  3. When the spaetzle float to the top of the pot, drain them. Place half of the spaetzle in a glass baking dish and add a layer of sauerkraut on top. Add another layer of spaetzle and sauerkraut. Cover the pan to keep the dish warm.
  4. In a separate pan melt the butter and add breadcrumbs just long enough to moisten them. Top the spaetzle with the breadcrumbs. Serve all layers together, or reheat the next day in a little bit of butter.

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