Spaetzle is a special kind of egg noodle that is often enjoyed as a side dish in the Luxembourgish cuisine. They are often considered as a ‘Schwabian’ speciality. Spaetzle taste best when they are homemade and served with crispy bacon, cheese and fried onions. The preparation is easy but you need a spaetzle press for this recipe. There are many different ones but the one we use is a board with holes in it which comes with a scraper.

Servings 6 persons as a side dish


  • 400 g flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 ml water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • nutmeg


  • Mix all the ingredients together until thick viscous dough. 
  • Boil salted water in a pot. 
  • Fill a bowl with cold water. 
  • Press the dough through the spaetzle press into boiling water. You can put a few spoons of dough on the board and slide the craper back and forth, the batter drops through the holes into the simmering water. 
  • Cook them for about 2 minutes. They will rise to the surface when they’re done. Rinse in cold water. 
  • If all the spaetzles are done, slice some bacon and roast it in a pan. Add the spaetzle and pan fry shortly.