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