Basil Spaetzle


3 cups of flour

1/2 cup of chopped fresh basil

1 teaspoon of salt

4 eggs

2 tablespoons of butter or margarine


About 30 minutes before serving; heat 4 quarts of water until boiling. Meanwhile, in a bowl; mix flour, basil, salt, eggs and 3/4 cup water until smooth. Reduce hot water to medium heat over simmering water, with rubber spatula, press batter through large holed colander. Stir water gently, so pieces do not stick together. Cool 2-3 minutes until tender but firm. Drain, toss with butter or margarine.