spaetzle

[ shpet-sluh, -suhl, -slee ]
/ ˈʃpɛt slə, -səl, -sli /

noun

a dish consisting of lumps or threads made from a batter of flour, milk, eggs, and salt, usually poured through a coarse colander into boiling water, and then either drained and mixed in butter, lightly pan-fried, or added to sauces, stews, etc.

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Origin of spaetzle

<German (dial.) Spätzle, diminutive of Spatz dumpling, sparrow, Middle High German, derivative of sparsparrow
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