Recipe Tip: Kässpätzle with a Mixed Salad - Falstaff

Recipe Tip: Kässpätzle with a Mixed Salad - Falstaff

Top Recipe for 4 Persons. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. Cheese lovers, if you haven't yet come across the luscious dish that is kässpätzle, you are in for a treat with these cheesy pan-fried dumplings. Here, 'Monsieur Comté' Reinhold Schuster prepares the them with the French mountain cheese Comté.



    1. Step 1

      In a bowl, combine the 600g flour, eggs, 1 tsp salt and the measured water, adding just enough water to make a thick dough (you may not need it all). Set aside to rest for 1 hour.
    2. Step 2

      Meanwhile, season the onion rings with salt and dust with the 2 tablespoons flour.
    3. Step 3

      Heat 6 tbsp of the oil in a heavy-based pan. When hot, add the onion rings and fry until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes, turning regularly so they don't burn. Set aside.
    4. Step 4

      Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a baking dish with butter.
    5. Step 5

      Put the dough in portions into a spaetzle press, press into the boiling water and cook for about 3 minutes until the spaetzle rise to the top.
    6. Step 6

      Remove with a skimmer, rinse briefly with cold water and drain. Repeat until all the spaetzle are cooked.
    7. Step 7

      Season the spaetzle with salt and nutmeg and transfer to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the Comté on top and stir it in gently. Bake for 10–15 minutes.
    8. Step 8

      Meanwhile, for the vinaigrette, whisk together the vinegar, honey and mustard in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.
    9. Step 9

      Whisk in the remaining 4 tbsp oil drop by drop. Stir in the shallot.
    10. Step 10

      Put the salad leaves in a large bowl and dress with the vinaigrette just before serving.
    11. Step 11

      Serve the spaetzle on a serving platter with the fried onions on top, sprinkle with parsley, and serve the salad on the side.
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