Good Friday Spätzle

Good Friday Spätzle

Good Friday Spätzle

In the Eastern Church this day is known as Great or Holy Friday. The Western title is supposed to be a corruption of the phrase “God’s Friday,” the day on which Christ died. On this day the bells are silenced and in some places this day is observed by so strict a fast that it is often called the Black Fast because many do not eat at all until sundown. In many parts of Germany it is customary to eat only Spätzle for the evening meal on Good Friday.


1 ½ Cups Flour

½ Teaspoon Salt

2 Eggs

½ Cup Milk

½ Cup Water

3 Tablespoons Bread Crumbs

¼ Pound Butter

Sift the flour with the salt in a medium size bowl. Add the eggs, milk and water. Stir until smooth. Then with a fork dipped in boiling water cut the dough in small pieces into the boiling water. Boil for a few minutes until they rise to the top. Remove from the water and transfer to a serving dish. Cover with the bread crumbs that have been fried in the butter. Serve hot. Serves 4

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