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Maultaschen
(or Gefülte Nudeln, stuffed German pasta noodles)


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FILLING:

DOUGH:

Ingredients:

1 or 2 bunches fresh parsley, or Spinach washed, drained, and heavy stems removed. (Should have about 2 qts.)
1 large or 2 small onions
2 Tbs. Oil

2 slices bread
1 / 2 cup milk.

1 lb. lean ground beef ;

1 egg Break into mixture and mix all together. If filling seems too soft, add a few bread crumbs.


5 eggs, plus ½ shell of water for each egg used.

1 tsp. Salt
About 3 - 4 cups Flour

 

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FOR SMALLER BATCH: Use 2 jumbo eggs + 2 half-shells of water. Add 1 ½ to 2 Cups flour; this will make about 12 noodles. Cut filling recipe and broth about in half.

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Chop parsley or spinach and onions (or put through a grinder or
food-processor.) Put into a large skillet with the oil

Simmer until heated through, stirring frequently. Remove into a large bowl.



You can also grind the parsley or spinach in a food processor

Soak the dried bread in the milk, and let soak till it is soggy squeeze to make a pulp

Brown the meat in a skillet, drain and add to a large mixing bowl.

Add the green mixture to the bowl with the browned meat

Put the pulp mixture into the filling.

Filling is now ready, to stuff the noodles

Noodle Dough

Add the eggs to a stainless bowl or your mixer.

My grandmother used an eggshell of water for each egg. A natural measuring device!

Add a little flour at a time and mix

Keep adding till the dough is stiff and not sticky, but still limber enough to roll out.

Let the dough rest while you start the broth. Fill a large pot—or two of them—about 2/3 full of water; bring to a boil. Add enough bouillon cubes or other beef base to make a good broth. Keep simmering while getting noodles filled.

Divide the dough onto equal pieces, this way the noodles will be close to the same size. these are a bit smaller than a golf ball.

Roll out very thin.

Add a tablespoon of filling.

Fold over and seal. brushing a little egg or water.

pinch the dough together. I use the back of a fork, that gives it a nice fluted look also.

It is important not to put too much filling in it or the noodle will burst open when cooking.

We add the noodles as they are made, because for our family we boil them for 1 and 1 / 2 to 2 hours. I know this sounds long for pasta but these noodles can take it. Any left over meat and parsley we add to the broth.

The noodles will double in size when done.

Here are the finished noodles with broth.

another picture of slightly larger noodles.

Left over noodles are great fried and served with sour cream.
Go here to see how to make Fried Maultaschen or Gefülte nudeln

Here is how to do Fried Maultaschen


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