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Lemon, Ricotta, And Thyme Spaetzle

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Not many people have heard of Spaetzle. In fact, I’ve never heard of it before I went to school and we made it there. I LOVED it! Its so delicate, delicious, and the flavor combinations are endless. I’m a huge fan of browned butter… it has this amazing nutty rich flavor that really compliments the lightness of the lemon thyme Spaetzle.
Ingredients
  Eggs 4
  Ricotta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon 1⁄2 , zested
  Fresh thyme 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Pepper 1 Pinch
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a pot, heat water and bring to boil.
2. Pull thyme leaves from the sprig and chop finely.

MAKING
3. In a bowl, break the eggs, add in ricotta cheese, lemon zest and ½ of the thyme, and whisk all the ingredients together.
4. Add in salt, pepper and flour, and whisk until well mixed.
5. While still whisking add in little water at a time make the batter with pancake consistency.
6. Place a colander over the pot of boiling water, put the batter in colander in small batches and push it down with a spatula, allow to cook until the batter floats on the surface.
7. Using a perforated ladle, drain the spaetzle and place it in a bowl.
8. Repeat the process for remaining batter.

FINALIZING
9. In a pan, melt the butter, over high heat, and as the butter starts to turn brown, add in the spaetzle, salt and remaining thyme and stir well to coat.
10. Serve hot as desired.

TIPS
You can also use spaetzle maker, instead of colander.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Egg
Restriction: 
High Protein, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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