1/3 cup water (might need an extra tbsp)
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper (if you don't have white pepper just omit it)
2 cups flour
1 tbsp fresh parsley
6 cups water OR chicken stock
In a bowl whisk together the eggs, water, salt and white pepper. Use a spatula and mix in flour, mixing until the dough is combined. It should be sticky, not runny, or to stiff. Just a sticky dough. Set the dough aside.
In a large (ish) pot, bring 6 cups of water OR chicken stock to a boil. If you choose to use plain water, make sure to salt it well.
Using the spaetzle maker, load dough into the holder and begin moving the maker back and forth. You can also use a colander and using a spatula, push the dough through the holes of the colander. If you have a grater that will work use that instead of a colander. You may have to load them up more than once but continue until you have used all of your dough.
When the spaetzle rise to the top, they are done! It is that fast and that easy! Drain them and put into a serving dish, add butter and parsely and toss. You are ready!
Try this, you KNOW it is time to change up the same old humdrum sides and have spaetzle! You will be so glad you did! You can thank me later.
Your "spaetzle is my new norm" chefwannabe