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Spätzle in broth with parsley and parmesan

Ingredients, serves 4:
  • 200g plain flour (00)
  • 100g water
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g grated Grana Padano riserva cheese
  • 1 bunch
  • fresh parsley
  • 1.5l meat stock
  • Salt and pepper
Method

Wash the parsley, remove the stalks and finely chop.

In a bowl, beat together the eggs, water, a pinch of salt and the grated cheese. Add the flour, three tablespoons of chopped parsley and mix well with a whisk (or wooden spoon) until you have a smooth batter.

Bring water to the boil in a saucepan and salt. Place the spatzle-maker over the pan and 3/4 fill it with the mixture. Move the container backwards and forwards so the batter falls into the water.

Cook the spatzle until they float on the surface, then drain with a slotted spoon and place in serving bowls. Add a few ladlefuls of hot broth to each dish, sprinkle with parmesan and some freshly ground pepper and serve.