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AUSTRIA WEEK: “Käsespätzle”

Today is the day, whoop whoop, it´s the start of the Austria Week, where I am going to show you some of the things that I love most about Austria and that makes Austria that special. I covered a few themes from hiking, recipes and a DIY is coming your way too, so watch out this week! There is going to be a post everyday!

Since I am a big fan of cooking and baking (as you may know if you read this blog for a while now, obviously!) I wanted o start this week with a recipe. First I have to say that it wasn´t that easy to choose one recipe, because the Austrian kitchen offers some damn yum goodies, but I thought since I never post anything savory on here, I should include a savory recipe. One of my favourite meals is definitely “Käsespätzle”, which are small pieces of a dough, with a lot of cheese and some caramelized onions. I mean if the sound of that doesn´t make you jump into your kitchen then I don´t know what will! 

“Käsespätzle”, as we call them are not that difficult to make and they taste absolutely delicious. If you are one of these people that sit at the lunch table and ask: “And where is the meat?”, then you can add some ham when you add the cheese. I know I know that is not the same like a steak, but it will do trust me, because the rest of it tastes so delicious, so you will forget that there is not that much meat in it. Trust me, I have a “meat-monster”in my family and even he eats “Käsespätzle” without the ham! (Right, Dad?)

Let´s go to the kitchen and and work the magic!

You will need for your family (in our case this recipe is for 6 person)

  • 6 eggs
  • 600g flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 60g Gouda, shredded
  • 150g cheese with taste, shredded
  • 150g Gruyiere, shredded
  • 4 onions
  • A shot of balsamic vinegar
  • 50g sugar

1. First of all you want to take a big Poland bring some salt water to boil. In a mixing bowl you want to mix the eggs, flour, oil and some salt and pepper until you have a smooth dough. Mix a little bit further until your dough gets some bubbles on the top. Take a spätzle press and press the dough into the cooking salt water. The spätzle will take 2 minutes or until they swim at the surface. Take them out of the water and put them in a big casserole. Do that until you have no more dough left.

2. Cut your onions in small rings and then fry them in a pan until they are brown. Then put the sugar on top and wait until it is dissolved, than add the balsamic vinegar and let everything fry for another few minutes.

3. Preheat your oven up to 200C. Take the casserole with the spätzle and put in the cheese and mix it. If you want you can add the onions too, otherwise you can serve them at the table. Putte casserole into the oven and bake until you have a brown crust at the top. Enjoy with the onions and your loved ones! 

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