Spaetzle Time! Spaetzle Makers for the Home Kitchen
There are three main styles of spaetzle makers out there. One resembles a shallow colander that fits over the pasta pot (above, top). The spaetzle batter poured in and then pushed out through the holes with a scraper.
Another version looks more like a cheese grater with a hopper attached on one side (above, middle). You fill the hopper with batter and then slide it back and forth over the holes to create the dumplings.
The final kind of spaetzle maker is similar in form and function to a potato ricer (below). After filling the hopper, the spaetzle batter is pressed through the holes. This kind of spaetzle maker tends to make long skinny noodles instead of the more knobby dumplings made by the other two.
All these makers simplify the task of making spaetzle. Go with the one that feels most comfortable to you:
What kind of spaetzle maker do you recommend?
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