Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Stormy's Original Recipe!

Today's weather: Clear. Sunny. High of 76 degrees. Tree pollen levels remain very high. Brush fire warning in effect.

Welcome to cooking with Stormy!

Today I would like to show you an original German spatzle maker. It was handed down from my aunt.

I'd also like to demonstrate how to make a delicious batch of original home-made German spatzle!


This is the awesome tool. And yes, all the instructions to use this tool are in German.
 



It's fairly simple to operate but this explains why some German women have very strong arms.



Make sure you wear your apron! Let's turn on the stove to boil the water. Do you smell something burning?


For our recipe these are all the ingredients we need. It's actually quite cost effective and more importantly its tasty!


 
Mix the ingredients together, adding the water slowly to get the right consistency, and then fill up the spatzle maker!



The fresh noodles cook and float to the surface in just minutes. Before I was able to catch a photo of the big bowl of finished spatzle it was gone!



When we made a second batch we tried another variety, sauteed spatzle. It's also great with gravy or cheese!


Guten Appetit!








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18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Stormy is now an expert cook!

Suz said...

Stormy is magical along with being a great cook. He started in one kitchen and relocated himself to another. Gnome of so many talents. When does he find the time.

Anonymous said...

My grandmother told me it was "spetzle". I thought spatzle is what you put on wallboard seams.

Will Stormy make this for us next time we visit?

K.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Stormy is the most talented "person" in the world, I swear. LOL.

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm saving the recipe because my husband is German and loves spatzle.

M.J. Fifield said...

Stormy, you're a much better chef than me.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love his apron.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Alex – I don’t know about expert but he can hold his own in a dish towel!

Suz – Ahhh…but it’s actually three kitchens!!

K. – There are different spellings. I used the one off the tool. But, spaetzle is that thing you use to flip pancakes!
Stormy would love to make you spatzle! We can even come to you next time!

Jaycee – He has his moments! 

Clarissa – It’s really good. I must learn to make good gravy though.

M.J. – Awww. I’ll tell him you said so!

L. Diane – It has a very ‘dish towel’ feel, doesn’t it?

HMG

TS Hendrik said...

Stormy demonstrates amazing skills. Looks so darn good too.

Tara Tyler said...

vundabah!
sounds & looks delish!
thanks, little guy!

L.G.Smith said...

Ha! I was at a German restaurant the other night and saw spatzle on the menu. I wasn't quite sure what it was. Darn, now I think I would have liked it. Though it probably wouldn't have been as good as if it were made by a gnome anyway. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

I didn't know what spatzle was - thanks - looks great! :)

Heather M. Gardner said...

TS - I'll tell him you said so. It really is good!

Tara - Nicely said!

L.G. - It really is just German noodles! Try it next time, but you're right. Once you go Gnome...

Jemi - I'm glad we could help!

Thanks for coming by everyone!
HMG

Ciara said...

I'm just jealous because I think Stormy is a better cook than me.

Michael Pierce said...

Stormy is a cooking extremist; he can stand on the stove without an ounce of fear! I envy him.

Anna Smith said...

Ooh that looks tasty and so easy to make. May have to look into getting one of these :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Yummo!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Ciara - He had a little help!

Michael - Safety guy would have a field day with him!

Anna - German noodles are the bomb!

Carol - Yes. Exactly that!

Thanks for coming by!
Heather