spaetzle… worth it?

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You may have determined that sometimes, I like to try new things. Sometimes I like to try crazy things. Making spaetzle for dinner firmly falls into the “crazy thing” category. It’s a thing I am never, ever going to do again.

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I should had realized from the recipe, over here at this post that making spaetzle was not going to be easy. Deb of Smitten Kitchen is an internet-famous and very very talented cook. A much more talented cook than me. But for some reason, on a cold not-yet-spring-that-never-came-anyway day I decided it was worth it. I was going to try.

Before I grate on spaetzle too much, I have to say that the final product was delicious. But was it anymore delicious than regular home made noodles that don’t require 45 minutes of manual labour over an upside down colander over a pot? Maybe a bit, but on the effort vs. deliciousness scale, the answer is an unequivocal no.

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I wish I had pictures of this crazy cooking process, but I don’t, because as I alluded too, I was too busy smushing (super sticky) dough into my pot of boiling water through my upside down colander before the steam cooked it and it solidified in my spaetzle-making holes (i.e., colander holes). I was using more than my two hands. It was crazy town over in my kitchen.

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But, I learned a couple of lessons: 1 – if a very super talented cook makes a meal sound like it is quite difficult to prepare, it probably is going to make me crazy, and 2 – thick homemade noodles taste almost as good as teensy tiny squiggly little spaetzles and seem like a cakewalk in comparison.

f you crave danger, or if these squiggles look delicious to you, (or if you have a spaetzle maker, which apparently exists) head on over to Smitten Kitchen for the recipe. But don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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