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Gluten-Free Spaetzle

  • prep time 5 min
  • total time 15 min
  • serves 4
81 Ratings
Gluten-Free Spaetzle

Spaetzle are a German style of noodle, and egg is the key to make them fluffy and tender, and this also helps make the recipe easily adaptable to gluten-free cooking.

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Side, Gluten-Free, Eggs/Dairy, European

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Directions for: Gluten-Free Spaetzle


Gluten-Free Spaetzle

1 cup brown rice flour

⅓ cup potato starch

¼ cup tapioca starch

1 Tbsp cornmeal

½ tsp salt

3 large eggs

¼ cup milk

For Assembly

2 Tbsp butter

1 small onion, diced

salt and pepper


Gluten-Free Spaetzle

1. Stir the rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, cornmeal and salt together. Whisk the eggs and the milk together and add this to the flour, stirring until blended – the mixture will be a thick paste.

2. Bring a pot of water up to a rolling boil and salt it. Spoon the spaetzle batter into a ricer (or the hopper of a spaetzle maker) and gently press this into the water, making fine, short noodles. Boil the spaetzel for about 2 minutes, or until they all float to the top of the water. Drain well. The spaetzle can be made ahead and then chilled at this point, until ready to serve.

For Assembly

1. To serve, heat the butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the onion, sautéing until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the spaetzle and sauté until warmed through, about 3 minutes. Season to taste and serve.

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