Lentils with Spätzle
Also Known As: Linsen mit Spätzle
Lentils with Spätzle is a lentil soup, served with Spätzle and Frankfurter Würstchen. This dish is considered the "National Food" of Swabian (Schwaben).
Region: Swabia (Schwaben)
Lentil soup ingredients include lentils, bacon, onions, broth, and seasonings, such as garlic, bay leaf, clove, juniper berries. The Spätzle are made from eggs, flour, salt, and water.
Lentils with Spätzle began as a food for the poor people of Swabian, who couldn't afford meat. Lentils were a good alternative because of their heartiness and nourishment, especially during the winter months.