How to make Hungarian nokedli noodles (similar to German spaetzle.)
Nokedli is made from a home made noodle dough (eggs, water and plain flour). Place a nokedli grater (speatzle maker) over the pot of boiling water. (You can also use a simple cheese grater or large hole pasta strainer). It is unbelievable that something so easy can taste so good. If it is difficult to find a greater, you can use a knife to make your noodles. Put some of the dough on a cutting board and, using the back of a knife, cut off a 1- by-1/4-inch piece of dough and slide it into the boiling water.
1 whole egg
Pinch of salt
150 ml (0.6 cup) of water,
200 grams (7 ounces) of plain flour,
Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Beat the eggs and 150 ml of water together with the salt. Slowly mix in the flour to make a soft, sticky dough. You may not need all the flour, or you may need more.
Stop adding flour when you get an elastic moist dough.
Place a nokedli grater (spaetzle maker) over the pot of boiling water. (You can also use a simple cheese grater or large hole pasta strainer). Lay a portion of the dough on the grater and move it back and forth over the grater using a spatula or wooden spoon to push through small egg noodle bits that drop into the boiling water. When the noodles float to the top, wait about 30 seconds and drain them. Serve immediately as they cool quickly.