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Old 11-29-2016, 03:25 PM   #1
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Turkey Soup w/Spaetzle

I thought I would share last night dinner idea as it worked out well and was fast and easy.

I made some quick turkey soup with thanksgiving leftovers and then added fresh spaetzle to it for serving.

The spaetzle was fun to make and fast. I poked some holes in a disposable pie pan and pressed the batter through into boiling water. After a quick cook I drained into some melted butter, added some parsley and then added to soup.

The spaetzle recipe:

1 1/2 C flour
2 eggs
1/3 C water
salt
pepper
nutmeg

Soup:

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Old 11-29-2016, 03:34 PM   #2
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Turkey Soup w/Spaetzle

Looks great, Janet! I have German friends who make spaetzle, they used to own a German restaurant.
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:48 PM   #3
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Nice job Janet. I looooove spatzle! You've inspired me to make a small pot of soup with my one remaining turkey thigh. Now if I can just find some carrots in the crisper I'll be set with some celery/onion and frozen peas.
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Mmmm.....looks so rich and delicious, Janet!
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Very pretty, well done! I make it and it ends up like blobs, blobs we've learned to love. I don't think DH would appreciate well formed spaetzle because he is so use to mine! Sometimes I put in the nutmeg, sometimes, sage, and I add a little more salt, it seems to make them so delectable. Thanks for the picture!
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:33 PM   #6
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Looks great, Janet! I tried once to make späetzle and it fell apart I haven't attempted it again.

Blissful, sage in späetzle sounds wonderful I really need to try it again.
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So a day after the great spaetzle experiment DH asked if we could have it more often... no problem - I love the stuff but am not interested in sacrificing disposable pans endlessly to make it. Clearly shopping is in order...

Does anyone have any experience with spaetzle makers? I see presses, fancy versions of my homemade poked piepan and one that looks like a cheese grater with a sliding hopper. Any recommendations?
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I'll have to ask my German friends what they used at their restaurant. They're in FL right now, and I don't have their emails.
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Janet, here's a thread I started a couple of years ago. I hope it's useful for you......

Tips on Spaetzle
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How about a ricer. Push through a small amount then slice off. Start over.
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Turkey Soup w/Spaetzle I thought I would share last night dinner idea as it worked out well and was fast and easy. I made some quick turkey soup with thanksgiving leftovers and then added fresh spaetzle to it for serving. The spaetzle was fun to make and fast. I poked some holes in a disposable pie pan and pressed the batter through into boiling water. After a quick cook I drained into some melted butter, added some parsley and then added to soup. The spaetzle recipe: 1 1/2 C flour 2 eggs 1/3 C water salt pepper nutmeg Soup: [ATTACH]25766[/ATTACH] 3 stars 1 reviews
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