Tyrolean Kasspatzln – the orginal recipe

by Eva Thöni

This a very simple dish to create but is also very tasty. The Kasspatzln with melted, spicy cheese and fried onions is a typical Tyrolean dish & will certainly fill a hole if you’re hungry!

Ingredients (for 4 persons):Tiroler-Kasspatzln Ingredients

250g of flour
3 eggs
5g of salt
50ml of lukewarm water
Salt water
Butter or ghee
1 onion, diced
100g grated or crumbled cheese (gray cheese or any other spicy cheese)
Roasted onions
Salt and pepper

How to make:

Add the flour, eggs, salt and water to a bowl and mix together with a wooden spoon to form a dough. Remember not to use too much water as the dough should be quite thick.Tiroler Kasspatzln

Press the dough through a Spatzlhobel (a type of upright cheese grate used for making noodles) and into a pan of boiling salted water. Bring the pan back to a boil again then strain and rinse cold.

In a frying pan, fry the diced onion with a knob of butter (or ghee) until light brown in colour. Add the noodles into the pan and fry until they’re piping hot. Fold in the cheese and allow it to melt.

Season the dish with some salt and pepper, stir together and serve with roasted onions and parsley.

(The roasted onions can be made by peeling the onion and cutting it into thin slices. Dust the slices with paprika powder and flour, and fry until golden brown.)


Copyright: Eva Thöni