Definition of spaetzle
: a small dumpling cooked by running batter through a colander into boiling water
Recent Examples of spaetzle from the Web
They're lured by comforting favorites such as pierogi, potato soup, chicken paprikash and spaetzle, stuffed cabbage, smoked kielbasa and more.
Curry-coconut spaetzle are dainty, too, and just the right companion for pork boulettes (meatballs) that were a wee bit dry but animated with lime zest, lime leaf and asarum (wild ginger).
The seasonal menu changes frequently, but don't miss the venison and duck breast medallions with lingonberry peppercorn sauce and spaetzle, or the Caesar salad, prepared tableside.
Lamb stew with butternut squash spaetzle, shimeji mushrooms, nettles and pea shoots held the promise of spring.
Continue down the Germanic path to the Guenther spaetzle ($5/happy hour).
Also on the menu is another local favorite: Viennese-style chicken in red pepper cream with homemade spaetzle, followed by a mango and lime meringue.
On the Hauptstrasse, Zum Seppl and Zum Roten Ochsen both serve German comfort food: bratwurst, cheese spaetzle and white asparagus — a springtime specialty whose nutritional value Germans like to obliterate with Hollandaise sauce and ham.
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Origin and Etymology of spaetzle
German Spätzle, from German dialect, diminutive of Spatz sparrow, dumpling
First Known Use: 1933See Words from the same year
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