Swabian Cheese Noodles

cheese noodles

Cheese noodles - Käsespätzle

Swabian Recipe
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Germany
Servings 4 Portionen

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • stand mixer
  • Spaetzle Maker
  • pot
  • slotted spoon
  • caldron
  • baking dish - casserole

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g flour app. 2 cups
  • 4 eggs
  • 80 ml water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200 g cheese
  • 2 onions
  • butter

Instructions
 

  • Add the flour and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Crack the eggs into a small bowl and whisk them.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour the eggs in it. Add the water (use slightly less water and add more as needed). Attach a dough hook to the stand mixer and "knead" the dough for 16-20 minutes, or until bubbles appear. After 15 minutes or less of beating, use a wooden spoon to scoop and pull the dough. If bubbles/holes appear, the dough is done.
  • Bring 4 liter of water to boil, and at some salt, then reduce to a simmer. Use a Spaetzle Maker to bring the noodles into the simmering water and cook them until they float on the surface, about 2-3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the noodles to a colander.
  • Start layering the noodles and the cheese in a casserole and put the in the oven for about 10 minutes at 400 till the cheese is completely melted.
  • Meanwhile heat a pan, melt some butter and caramelize the onions, then put them on top of the cheese noodles with some garnish if you like.

Notes

Make Ahead: The Spaetzle can be stored in the fridge for at least a couple of days and then reheated. Melt some butter in a large skillet and toss the Spätzle in it to heat through. Therefore dump the noodles in a large bowl of ice water, after you transfer them to the colander and drain the noodles again.
Keyword main dish, simple, vegtarian
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