500g of German Spätzle (pasta) for 99p @ Lidl
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500g of German Spätzle (pasta) for 99p @ Lidl

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Found 1st Aug 2013
Delicious when served with all types of meat sauces (especially slow cooked saucy stewed beef)

500g bag for 99p

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Original Poster

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-tkk50djdGIQ/Ufpjx77W_rI/AAAAAAAAAs0/PZ41Ir88pNQ/w772-h579-no/spaetzle.jpg

This pasta is not very nice bought two bags last time on offer and still have one! Its watery and slimy!

Original Poster

Sounds like you overcooked them a little. Turn off the heat ones they are just past "al dente" and leave them in the hot water for another 2-3 minutes, then drain immediately. If you cook them until they are totally soft, they will turn mushy by the time they are drained and reach the table.

I have been buying these for 2+ years, they are very nice, for store bought spätzle.
Edited by: "SUMMONER" 1st Aug 2013

Very odd that the package labels Spaetzle as pasta as I've never heard it called that and I've been eating it, in South Germany, for a *very* long time. Not only that but I've never seen Spaetzle look like the stuff in the packet, all that I've eaten looks like http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/28/Sp%C3%A4tzle-02.jpg/800px-Sp%C3%A4tzle-02.jpg

Basically very, very small dumplings.

Anyone on here that's German/Austrian or with German/Austrian relatives that can clarify please?
Edited by: "cibarious" 1st Aug 2013

Original Poster

Home made spätzle are scraped with a knife, while those made on an industrial scale are pressed through a form of sorts, which why they look so different.

My grandma used to make spätzle by hand, just like the ones in your picture, which she would then throw in a pan, with cheese and fried onions. Very nice!


Edited by: "SUMMONER" 1st Aug 2013

SUMMONER

Home made spätzle are scraped with a knife, while those made on an … Home made spätzle are scraped with a knife, while those made on an industrial scale are pressed through a form of sorts, which why they look so different.My grandma used to make spätzle by hand, just like the ones in your picture, which she would then throw in a pan, with cheese and fried onions. Very nice!

Happy to know that I'm not going mad. Thrown into a hot frying pan with savoury odds and ends that just happened to be laying around in the fridge - delicious - and my mouth is watering just typing this. Methinks that you'd also agree that Spaetzle is not pasta?

cibarious

Very odd that the package labels Spaetzle as pasta as I've never heard it … Very odd that the package labels Spaetzle as pasta as I've never heard it called that and I've been eating it, in South Germany, for a *very* long time. Not only that but I've never seen Spaetzle look like the stuff in the packet, all that I've eaten looks like Basically very, very small dumplings.Anyone on here that's German/Austrian or with German/Austrian relatives that can clarify please?



Thought it was just me - look rather like smaller gnocchi

cibarious

Very odd that the package labels Spaetzle as pasta as I've never heard it … Very odd that the package labels Spaetzle as pasta as I've never heard it called that and I've been eating it, in South Germany, for a *very* long time. Not only that but I've never seen Spaetzle look like the stuff in the packet, all that I've eaten looks like Basically very, very small dumplings.Anyone on here that's German/Austrian or with German/Austrian relatives that can clarify please?



Yup that is the stuff that I am used to in Austria. Often made with cheese,

Spatzle is NOT Pasta.. if freshly made at home it is SO delicious but this Spatzle from Lidl is a good alternative.. just don't over cook it!

These are great and going to buy loads when they come back to store.
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