German Noodle and Cheese Dish

German Noodle and Cheese Dish

Posted 2017-11-29 by finyfollow

This is a German dish handed down to me by my mother, and it is absolutely delicious.

I used a special noodle maker which you can now buy online and which is called a spatzlea noodle maker and they cost about $35 - really useful for making other noodles as well. They taste quite different to shop bought ones.

Preparation Time: 60 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients
¾ packet plain flour (1 kg)
2 large eggs
Water
Salt
½ kg Jarlsberg or Masaadam cheese
1 kg onions, sliced as rings

Method
  • Put the flour in a bowl and add the eggs and stir.

  • Add the salt and some water till the texture is thick but pourable.

  • You will need at least a tsp of salt.

  • Mix it all until the lumps are gone - this can take up to 10 minutes and I do it by hand.


  • Meanwhile slowly fry the onions, and this will take at least 30 minutes and possibly more - I used my [link http://recipeyum.com.au/make-your-own-easy-to-make-healthy-ghee/ easy home made ghee] to fry it in as ghee does not soak into the food and then the food does not stick.


  • Meanwhile get a big pot and bring a lot of water to the boil.

  • Make sure you keep stirring your onions as you do not want them to burn.

  • Grate the cheese.

  • Using the noodle maker pour some of the batter into it, but only when the water is actually boiling.

  • Move the top part of the machine backwards and forwards and the dough/noodles will drop into the boiling water.


  • They will pop up fairly quickly which means they are done.

  • Have a large oven proof greased dish handy, and put the first lot of noodles into this.

  • Add a layer of cheese.

  • Continue doing this until all the dough is used up.

  • Finish with a layer of cheese.

  • Put in a medium oven for about 15 minutes.


  • Put the onions on top and serve.


  • Just DELICIOUS - a lot of work but well worth it - I had a friend drive 80 kms to help me make this as she likes it so much!

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