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Monday, November 3, 2014

Venison and Spaetzle (Thank you Rolf!)

Talented friend Rolf in Germany sent this awesome spaetzle maker to me awhile back. I have not gotten around to posting pics until now.

Thanks so much Rolf, I love it!!

I have made spaetzle in the past using a colander but this was WAY easier. :)

My batter, eggs, flour, salt and milk...

I made this batch a little thin. Should have added more flour  I think.

Spread the batter across the spaetzle maker into boiling hot water...

I let them rise to the top and simmer for a few minutes til cooked through.

I usually serve these as is with butter but wanted to try the fried version.
I cooked bacon til crisp, added butter, onion and garlic...

then fried the spaetzle until light brown and a little crisp...

I thawed a package of venison which I thought was backstrap, turned out to be 4 tenderloins...

Trimmed them up and let them marinade for awhile in olive oil, garlic and cracked black pepper..

made a batch of biscuits...

Put the skillet of biscuits in the cooker first. I let them brown on one side, turn them over and move them off the coals to finish rising and cooking..

The tenderloins grill fast... about 10 to 15 minutes...

That's about it!
Venison tenderloin, skillet biscuits and fried spaetzle...

Loved the spaetzle!!

and the venison tasted pretty good too. :)

Not sure if you will ever see this Rolf but thank you so much! The spaetzle maker made the job so much easier than how I had been doing it. I will practice with it and try to get them more uniform. lol
They were delicious!


Joe said...

You are making me seriously hungry with all of those venison pictures!
I'll have to make spaetzle again some time. I have a device similar to what you've shown, but with a carriage to hold the dough. Now, if I can only find it.

Happy (seriously) belated birthday, too.


cowgirl said...

Joe thanks so much! Had a pretty nice birthday. :)
I like the sound of your spaetzle maker, a carriage for the dough would be handy! Hope you find yours and give it a try, I'm sure they will be tasty!
Next time I'm going to make mine a bit thicker, these were pretty small.
Thanks for stopping by! :)

LindaG said...

Hah. And here I thought your tenderloins were some yummy looking fish!
Your cooking always looks good.

I haven't been online a lot, either. Lots of things going on. Posted a few.

Have a blessed evening. ♥

cowgirl said...

lol They do look kind of like fish don't they! Thanks Linda!
Good to see you, hope things slow down for both of us so we can be online more often. I enjoy seeing what you're up to! :) Have a great week!

Steven Karoly said...

Last I made spaetzle I cut an old cheese grater open. It was an acceptable substitute, but I'd rather use the real thing. The cook at our local German restaurant uses an older version. It's time to invest in a spaetzle maker.

cowgirl said...

Steve that cheese grater sounds like a good idea. Very creative!
Thanks for stopping by!