This recipe was prompted by the pre Mother's Day present I just received..... a spaetzle maker! This gadget makes it so easy to make quick, light and fluffy little dumplings, that you'll want to make them everyday.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped herbs (which ever you prefer or have on hand)
2 tablespoon butter
Whisk milk and eggs together in a medium bowl until well combined. Add salt (to taste) and nutmeg. Add flour a bit at a time, and fully incorporate with each addition, until all the flour has been added and the dough is smooth. It will resemble a very thick pancake batter.
Press dough, using a spaetzle maker or a strainer with large holes, into boiling water (or broth). Do this in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pot. When spaetzle rise to the top, continue cooking for about 1 minute.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a saute pan and add the herbs. When spaetzle are done, remove with a slotted spoon and add to the saute pan. Toss to coat with the butter/herb sauce and serve hot.