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Pea Spaetzle With Mint, Chives, and Tomatoes(Austria)

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“Making spaetzle is easy, with no fancy equipment needed: a coarse grater, colander, or wide perforated spoon or ladle with 1/4-inch holes will work well. From Bon Appetit.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine 2 cups peas, eggs, 1/2 cup broth, 2 tablespoons chives, 2 tablespoons chopped mint, and salt in blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into large bowl. Stir in flour.
  2. Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Working with 1/3 cup batter at a time, and using rubber spatula, press spaetzle batter into pot through 1/4-inch holes of coarse grater, colander, or wide ladle. Boil each batch 3 minutes. Using strainer,transfer spaetzle to large colander; drain and place in large bowl. Toss spaetzle with 2 tablespoons margarine.
  3. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover spaetzle and remaining 1 1/2 cups peas separately and chill.
  4. Melt 4 tablespoons margarine inlarge skillet over medium-high heat. Add spaetzle and 1/2 cup broth. Simmer until broth is almost evaporated and spaetzle are heated, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups peas,4 tablespoons chives, sliced mint leaves,nutmeg, and tomatoes. Toss until heated. Season with salt and pepper.

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