spaetzle means: A coarse pasta made from flour, egg, oil and water, this is from Alsace, Germany. With a spaetzle pressing, the soft dough is dropped in boiling water and cooked until it becomes tender. You can then fry the noodles in oil or butter and serve them as side dishes to your meat dish. You can also flavor spaetzle with herbs, cheeses, or mushrooms. (in Cooking Dictionary)