Spaetzle with Gruyère and Caramelized Onions
The cheese and the caramelized onions perfectly complement the already-delicious noodles in this recipe.
Grilled Salmon with Fennel and Creole Mustard Spaetzle
This perfectly grilled salmon is served alongside a fennel and Creole mustard spaetzle that you'll remember long after you devoured it.
Rosen's Lemon Charred Beef with Crisp Herbed Spaetzle
Between the lemon charred beef and the crisp herbed spaetzle, you'll want to prepare this dish every day of the week.
Spaetzle with Buttery Japanese Bread Crumbs
Jean-Georges Vongerichten played with the idea of adding baking powder to the batter to lighten the dumplings, then rejected it. "Nobody does that where I'm from in Alsace," he says. Even though the dumplings look a bit clunky--they're tablespoon-size--they're so deeply satisfying you'll want to roast a chicken or a beef rib eye simply as an excuse to make them.
Fresh Cheese Spaetzle
F&W's Grace Parisi has had to perfect her spaetzle-making skills to prevent her German au pair from becoming homesick. Germans typically use quark when making spaetzle, but Parisi's au pair told her that the type available in the United States isn't curdy enough. So Parisi uses small-curd cottage cheese in the spaetzle and makes the chive sauce with tangy quark. Adding 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar instead of the chives turns this savory dish into a delicious dessert.
Pork Belly with Buckwheat Spaetzle and Collards
Chefs love pork belly because it's inexpensive yet tastes luxurious. Joseph Lenn, a chef at Blackberry Farm, cures it overnight in salt and sugar to add flavor, then braises it until it's meltingly tender.