Spaetzle Noodles

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My good friend Leslee shared this recipe with us and we had so much fun learning how to make this German Dish. They were delicious. This is a picture of the spaetzle and schnitzel we made a bit later.

schnitzel and Spaetzle Together


3 Dozen Large Eggs

13 Cups White Flour

1 3/4 Cups Milk (1%)

Aprox 1/2 cup of Butter to fry Spaetzle

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Approximately 36 Servings (can freeze some portions for later) – just defrost



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Mix Eggs and Liquid First

Then add Flour slowly and mix. The dough should fall off the spoon and stretch before it falls. You may need to add a bit more flour or milk for this consistency.

Using a spaetzel maker makes it easier to make the noodles.  Here is a video on the use of that making spaetzle.  Alternatively you can roll the dough out and slice in thin strips to make noodles.

Boil a large pot of water to cook the noodles in . You will also need a cold bowl of water to put the noodles in to cool down immediately after taking out of the boiling pot.

Cook one cup of noodles at a time for one to one and a half minutes. Then take out noodles with slotted spoon and put into cold water. Then do another cup until all the batter is gone. (We cooked approximately 30 batches.)The noodles will float to the top when cooked. You can tell noodles are cooked when they don’t feel or look slimy. (If boiling water is trying to overflow when cooking add a bit of salt to stop it from doing that.)

We did have some noodles that were fails – here is the picture of those.spaetzle cooks


Refresh the cold water when needed and add more hot water if the water evaporates but do not add anymore batter until water starts boiling again.

spaetzle making

The final step of this is to fry the noodles with butter so they are crispy and brown. Add pats of butter for a yummy taste. Accompany with Schnitzel for an authentic German meal.  Adding Gravy to the noodles will be the icing on the cake.


Easy Cucumber Salad

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Ingredients Required:

3 Cucumbers

1/4 cup vinegar

Enough Water to cover top of your cucumbers when sliced

1 swirl of olive oil   (sorry measurement came from my mom – this is how she measures) when questioned she stated not too oily – I estimated about a tablespoon

Makes Approx 8 – 10 servings


This salad should be prepared one and a half hour before serving for maximum flavour

Take cucumbers and remove skin, Then use peeler for the cucumber to make extra thin slices for the salad.


Everyone thought this was the strangest peeler they have ever seen but it did the job.

cucumber salad peeler


Add the vinegar, salt and pepper to taste and your swirl of olive oil. Add enough water to cover the cucumbers. Mix all ingredients together.

Let sit until serving for the yummiest cucumber salad.




Classic Potato Salad Kartoffelsalat

Ingredients Required:

Medium Pot of  Medium White or Yellow Potatoes

1  Medium Onion Minced

1/2 Cup Vinegar

1 Tsp Salt

5 Pepper Mill Crunches


Cook Potatoes ahead of time. Potatoes should be really cold before you start peeling off the skin.  See Opa inspecting the job.

potatoe salad

The Potatoes should then be cut into thin slices. Add pepper, salt,vinegar and onion. You may have to use 2 bowls to mix the ingredients.  Let stand for half an hour before serving.



Home Cooked Pork Roast

Ingredients Required:

2 –  3 lb of Pork Roasts (they will cook faster than one large piece) – make sure they are marbled for a tender roast

3 cloves garlic minced

1 1/2 chopped onions

3 knorr chicken cubes

salt and pepper to taste

4 glasses of water

3 tsp cornstarch

Cook on 400 Farenheit

Serves approx. 8- 10


pork roast
pork roast

My mom cooks it in a foil container – she does not add any oil  or grease to the pan before putting in the roasts.

Mom massaging and drying the pork roast a bit before putting them into the pan.



Add water to pot roast.   Cook for an hour then turn over and cook for another half hour.  Now add onions, garlic, chicken cubes and salt and pepper. Cook for another hour and a half hour.  Test for doneness by using fork – if it goes through easily the roast is done.   Remove from oven and pour  drippings into stovetop pot.  Add cornstarch to drippings to make gravy. Boil and stir mixture  to thicken.  Add salt and pepper to taste. This roast and gravy goes really well with the dumplings featured on this site.


Finished Product
Finished Product