Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gluten Free Spaetzle

Originally posted by me in GlutenFreeFoodandRecipes Facebook group on May 16, 2014

This is a quick side dish of German noodles called spaetzle. Spaetzle are German noodles that have an easy recipe.

Took 20 minutes total from when I started making the mix to serve to table.   

Ingredients:
  • Roughly 1/2 cup ap flour GF
  • 1 med egg
  • enough water to get the mix to pancake flour consistency.

Instructions:
  • Beat egg for a min.
  • Add the flour and mix.
  • Keep adding water in small amounts until pancake consistency reached.
  • Set aside for a moment.
  • Get a large pot boiling water with plenty of salt in it. 
  • Using a potato ricer, med size strainer, or spaetzle press press out the mix into the roiling boil water. 
  • Cook for 1-2 min until they start to float. 
  • Using slotted spoon or fryer skimmer take out the noodles
  • place immediately in hot pan with either 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
  • Cook 1-2 more minutes cook time at high.    
Substitutions and add-ins:
  • I Love bacon and putting those noodles in hot bacon grease, obviously this is not for vegetarians.
  • various veggies like mushrooms, leaks, red cabbage, Caramelized onions, shredded Brussel sprouts are options.
  • Cook the veggies or bacon first and put noodles with them for those last couple minutes.
  • Substitutions here are endless.
  • Changing the flavor of the noodles themselves:   Spinach and veggie juices for water for flavor and color. Almond milk is also a sub for water