Meaning of spaetzle

spaetz•le

Pronunciation: (shpet'slu, -sul, -slē), [key]
— n.
  1. 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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