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Spaetzl is a German egg noodle that is poached in water. It is really great simply tossed in butter or margarine and herbs, but you can also go a bit untraditional and mix with a pesto or other sauces. It can be served with really anything, just like pasta.

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  • 4Servings


  • 1 cup soy buttermilk (soymilk mixed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped herbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1 Boil a large pot of water.

2 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine milk, eggs, salt and pepper.  Once blended, slowly stir in the flour until the mixture becomes a soft batter.

3 Place a colander with large holes over the pot and press small amounts of the batter through the holes directly into the water using a rubber spatula.

4 As the spaetzl rises to the surface of the water, use a slotted spoon to transfer to a serving dish.

5 Mix margarine with your favorite herbs and salt and pepper and mix in with the hot spaetzl.

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