I have this amazing kitchen tool that I bought last year: The Tupperware Spaetzlemaker:
With this awesome tool, I was able to finally learn from the experts how to make original Allgäuer Käsespätzle. Käsespätzle has been one of my most favorite German dishes forever but I used to make it with already prepared Spätzle that you can buy in any supermarket. They tasted good but not as great as the self-made Spätzle from my Christian’s mum.
As I am now living in the region where Spätzle originates, I just HAD to learn how to make them myself. The only thing missing for a long time was the right tool which has arrived last year thanks to Tupperware.
For those of you, who are interested in doing Käsespätzle yourself, please just follow this very easy recipe:
Ingredients for 5 people
- 750g flour
- 7 eggs
- 330 ml cold water
- 150g Allgäu cheese
- 150g Emmenthal cheese
- 4 big white onions
For the side salad
- green salad
- 1 red onion
- olive oil
- Grate all the cheese to little pieces and mix them in a bowl
- For the dough, put the flour, the eggs and the water in a bowl and beat all the ingredients until they make a smooth dough and air bubbles arise in it
- Let the dough rest for around 10 minutes
- Boil water in a pot and leave the heat on. Put the Tupperware Spätzlemaker on the pot and place a bit of the dough on top. Then use the spatula to spread the dough through the holes of the Spätzlemaker
- As soon as the Spätzle are floating on top of the water, take them out and place them in a bowl
- Spread some of the grated cheese mix on top of this layer of Spätzle
- Add another layer of Spätzle and cheese and go on until you used up all the dough and cheese
- Finally, heat up some butter in a pan and fry the onions until deep brown (be careful, they easily burn)
- Spread the fried onions on the Käsespätzle
You can eat only the Käsespätzle but some side dishes that go great with them are a light side salad or roast pork and a glass of wine. I chose to only make a side salad as the Spätzle are very filling.
- Wash the salad and cut it into bite-sized pieces
- Peel and cut the red onion into little pieces
- Mix onions and salad and top it with a vinaigrette of oil and vinegar
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