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treated as singular or plural Small dumplings of a type made in southern Germany and Alsace, consisting of seasoned dough poached in boiling water.
- ‘Most entrées come with the increasingly trendy, notoriously belly-busting egg pasta called spaetzle.’
- ‘Danny had the Grilled Quail with chive spaetzle and lentils and that had more flavor, but not a ton of meat.’
- ‘Divide bacon and spaetzle mixture among plates and top each portion with two pieces pork belly.’
- ‘Melt the butter in a skillet, and add boiled spaetzle.’
- ‘Thursday night dinners are $115 affairs with such courses as roasted chestnut soup, elk scaloppini or leek spaetzle.’
From German dialect Spätzle, literally ‘little sparrows’.
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