Like other fresh noodle recipes, it doesn’t take many ingredients to make quality homemade spaetzle. All you’ll need is two cups of all-purpose flour, three-quarters of a cup of milk, four eggs, some salt, white pepper, butter, vegetable oil, and water. You’ll also need Italian parsley, which is the kind with flat leaves and a stronger flavor as opposed to curly parsley, which is more mild and often used for decoration.
Kamikawa also adds just a little bit of nutmeg (only a quarter of a teaspoon) to the recipe. But a little goes a long way.
“Nutmeg is traditionally used in a lot of European dishes,” Kamikawa says. “It is traditionally in spaetzle and gives a warm, nutty flavor and aroma. It’s really wonderful and compliments savory or sweet-styled spaetzle perfectly.”