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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Low(er) Carb Spaetzle

As many of you know I am Bavarian - born and raised! Spaetzle are somewhat in my veins. I don’t make them too often, but when I do, they need to be just right. There are quite a few recipes out there for Spaetzle that might be lower carb than this one, but they just aren’t all that “authentic” tasting.

In my experimentation, this recipe brought me the closest to the look, mouth feel and taste I was looking for.

My family didn’t even realize they weren’t the “usual” Spaetzle and even though a 3/4 cup serving of these has 9g of net carbs, I think they are worth it!




Makes 2 servings

3 tbsp. gluten-free oat flour
1 tbsp. resistant starch maize
4 tbsp. low-carb bake mix
1/2 tsp Xanthan gum        
1/8 tsp of salt       
1 egg           
½ cup warm water       (or less!)                


In large bowl combine the dry ingredients and whisk together. Add eggs, salt and half the amount of water and mix well. Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon or use an electric hand mixer!

Add more water until your dough is the consistency of a very thick, but smooth paste.

Bring a pot of  water with a generous amount of salt to a boil. Reduce to simmer. Place the Spaetzle Board/Grater on top of the pot over the simmering water. Spoon the dough into the hopper. Using the plastic scraper/hopper, press the dough back and fourth through the board into the simmering water.



Remove the board and bring the water to a short boil. The ½ inch long dumplings (pasta) will then float on the top of the water. Remove the pasta with a slotted ladle and pour it into a bowl.


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  1. Thank you , I will try these with a little substitution to lower the carbs and hoping it will curb my pasta cravings !

  2. I love this idea - and am going to play with it. I have had some good success in the past with subbing Soy Flour and Vital wheat Gluten for up to 3/4 of the WHEAT FLOUR in a recipe.
    As an aside - cool Spaetzle tool. But I don't have that neato thing. I have used a zippie bag with a corner cut off to pipe/drip the spaetzle into the boiling water. It's not like how mama did it, I know, but it is what I can do to get a sorta spaetzle thing going. THANKS for the ideas.


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