Thanks for sending me to this post Kayelle. I tried making spaetzle for the second time (the first was a disaster). I used a steamer insert with pretty big holes and this recipe: Thibeault's Table: Traditional Hungarian Goulash
I mooshed it through with a narrow s/s spatula, and it was slow going until I took a hint from that Youtube and started dipping the spatula in my soup. They were tender and wonderful, but I can see why I need a proper tool. New gadget time!