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McDonald’s Käsespätzle

McDonald’s. A-6130 Vomp · Industriestrasse 7

Incredible! Käsespätzle at McDonald’s! As part of its new ‘Hütten Gaudi’ (roughly translated as ‘mountain hut fun’) celebration, McDonald’s offers this traditional Alpine specialty in the form of deep fried finger foods. It makes sense considering the location and the general overall familiarity with this dish. But how does a conventionally feel-good food, best homemade with love and care by grandma, perform when transformed into a fast food deep-fried concoction? Continue reading

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Spinach Spätzle in a Ham Cream Sauce with Mixed Salad – Spinatspätzle in Schinkenrahmsauce mit gemischten Salat

Gasthof Knapp. A-6261 Strass · Zillertal

Spinach Spätzle (Spinatspätzle) is a Tyrolean variation on a traditionally Swabian classic. Instead of plain, regular egg-based Spätzle, this one is enhanced with nutritionally-rich spinach. The result is a festive green hue painting the surface. Coating the Spätzle is a sticky cream sauce with finely chopped ham pieces and translucent onions scattered about. The colors scream Christmas – appropriate considering the upcoming holiday season! Continue reading

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Pork Medallions in a Mushroom Cream Sauce with Spinach Spätzle – “Jagapfandl” – Schweinemedaillons in Schwammerlrahmsauce, dazu Spinatspätzle

Gasthof Pfandler. A-6261 Strass im Zillertal · Dorf 18

Pork medallions sit in a brown mushroom cream sauce next to a mound of spinach infused spätzle, all presented in traditional fashion inside an old-fashioned skillet. A nice touch of cream sits on a pair of orange slices, vibrant cranberry sauce spooned on top of the heavenly bed. The cream and cranberries topping almost makes the dish look like a dessert! At the same time, the red cranberries and green colored noodles evoke a festive, holiday theme in the dish that immediately grabs your attention. Flavor wise, the dish matches its impressive but simple presentation – the ‘Jagapfandl’ does not disappoint! Continue reading

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Hunter’s Schnitzel with Butter Spätzle and Vegetables – Jägerschnitzel mit Butterspätzle, Gemüse

Restaurant Silberberg. A-6130 Schwaz · Alte Landstraße 1

Jägerschnitzel, or hunter’s schnitzel, is a classic variation on the traditional schnitzel. Whereas the typical schnitzel cutlet is breaded and fried, Jägerschnitzel is not. The traditional Wienerschnitzel is served as is, with a lemon wedge on top. In contrast, Jägerschnitzel comes smothered in a cream mushroom sauce. Continue reading

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Cheese Spätzle with Mixed Salad – Kasspätzle mit gemischten Salat

Gasthof Café Zillertal. A-6261 Strass im Zillertal · Hof 69

With cold winters and traditional influences from neighboring Germany and Hungary, Austrian cuisine tends to be meat-centered – Schnitzel, Tafelspitz, Goulash, and anything Braten. But there are also a number of vegetarian friendly dishes, such as Kaiserschmarrn. Kasespätzle, a classic Austrian dish of small egg dumplings in cheese sauce, is another vegetarian option. Continue reading

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Garlic Pork Roast with Spätzle and mixed Salad – Knoblauchrostbraten mit Spätzle und gemischten Salat

Gasthof Knapp. A-6261 Strass im Zillertal

As the cold winter breeze gradually dissipates and yields to the warm spring air, the snow slowly begins to melt away. With this shift in season and weather, restaurant menus also begin to change. In order to entice guests and locals alike, new items make their way onto the carte du jour. As an example, this garlic pork roast is promoted on the daily menu today. Continue reading

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Zillertaler Cheese Spätzle with Green Salad – Zillertaller Käsespätzle mit grünen Salat

Gasthof Einhorn Schaller. A-6130 Schwaz · Innsbruckerstraße 31

Ah, the Zillertal. Recognized primarily as a prime skiing destination, the valley is also known for its entertaining festivals, picturesque landscape, and unusual dialect. But the valley also has a long tradition of agriculture and the Zillertal is the producer of several varieties of cheese. These same cheeses possess wonderful flavors and are often incorporated into main dishes, primarily Käsespätzle. Continue reading

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Ham and Cream Spätzle with Green Salad – Schinkenrahmspätzle mit grünem Salat

Restaurant Silberberg. A-6130 Schwaz · Alte Landstraße 1

A lavish mound of yellow colored, horn shaped pieces sit in the mouth of the white ceramic canvas. Between the odd forms sit squares of pink. A dollop of white fluff sits delicately on top, slowly melting down the slopes of the hill. Tiny green fragments are sprinkled all around, adding to the landscape. A beautifully cut ring of orange sits comfortably on the side. No, it’s not a masterpiece sculpture – it’s just the ham and cream spätzle dish at Restaurant Silberberg. Continue reading

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Cheese Spätzle with Mixed Salad – Kässpätzle mit gemischten Salat

Gasthof Goldener Löwe. A-6130 Schwaz · Husslstraße 4

Another common dish in German and Austrian cuisine is Spätzle, which also happens to be a part of Hungarian and Swiss cuisines. Whereas schnitzel is the quintessential Austrian dish for meat lovers, Spätzle the perfect Austrian option for vegetarians. Continue reading

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Cheese Spätzle with Green Salad – Käsespätzle mit grünen Salat

Restaurant Silberberg. A-6130 Schwaz · Alte Landstraße 1

Essentially, Spätzle are egg noodles that are a big part of traditional German and Austrian cuisine. Made from very basic ingredients – egg, flour, and salt – they are cooked like pasta in boiling salted water until they float to the top. Spätzle are often shaped into little small buttons or as thin strands after being pressed through a unique Spätzle press. They are commonly served as a side dish (usually accompanying some sort of meat with plenty of gravy or sauce – Klosterpfandl) or jazzed up with other ingredients to form a main dish as we have here. Continue reading

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