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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)

Main Ingredients
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.

Linsen mit Spätzle  (Lentils with Spätzle)

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