Swiss egg pasta (Knöpfli or Spätzli)🇨🇭

For this week’s Swiss Food Discovery project, I’ve prepared shaped pasta typical to the Swiss cuisine. In Swiss German, the pasta is called Knöpfli translating into small buttons or Spätzli in reference to the diminutive form of sparrow. Prepare them pure or season them with spinach, pumpkin or hazelnut. Serve them as is or butter-fried – a side or as a main with loads of cheese, bacon and veggies. Either way, they are absolutely delicious.

Mix 300 g 00 flour, 2 eggs, 100 ml milk, 100 ml water and a good pinch of salt. Beat the batter until it forms bubbles and then rest for half an hour. Scrape a fourth of the batter through a flat colander with big holes directly into simmering, salted water and cook until the pasta rises to the surface. Remove the pasta and repeat until there’s no batter left. Fry the pasta in browned butter and serve with loads of Swiss mountain cheese steamed heirloom carrots, broccoli and corn as well as fried bacon.

The second dish this week is be presented by dear Mirjam from FoodGemSearcher.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Ok so we’re having this for dinner tonight. ❤

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  2. 🥰 That’s such a lovely comment, dear! Enjoy 😘

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  3. SeveDB Blog says:

    You are adding loads of calories here:

    Fry the pasta in browned butter and serve with loads of Swiss mountain cheese steamed heirloom carrots, broccoli and corn as well as fried bacon.

    Better served with a bit of butter, no need to fry them. They are cooked already. No need for LOADS of cheese either. Especially the Swiss cheese, which will cover the flavor of everything else.

    Second point: they are served as a first course and usually eaten alone.

    Veggies, if you must are served afterwards.

    But try them as a soup too, by dropping them in hot vegetable broth. A wonderful comfort food.

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  4. Chacha says:

    Always had them fried and as side dish of a main dish to be eaten together in different restaurants, so I guess it depends.

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  5. Absolutely! There are several ways to serve them. Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by 🥰🙏🏻😘

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  6. Thank you so much for your interesting comments. There seem to be so many ways to serve this wonderful variety of pasta. I’ll have to try your broth version 🤩

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  7. Citronelle and Cardamome says:

    Hi Heidi, I love Spätzli and this is an excellent Swiss dish to propose for our Swiss Food Discovery Index. The platting and the picture is awesome. Thank you for being part of this project. See you very soon.

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  8. SeveDB Blog says:

    Try them not fried, … still delicious with half the calories 😉

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  9. Thank you so much, dear Silvie, for your kind words! It’s such a pleasure to be part of this project! Keep up the great work and see you soon 😘😘😘

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