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For the dough, mix the flour with the eggs, salt and 200ml water to form a dough. Leave to stand for 15 minutes.

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Finely grate the cheese.

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Peel the onions, cut in half then into thin strips.

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In a frying pan, melt 2 tbsp butter and fry the onions until golden. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

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Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Place the spaetzle grater on the top edge and fill with a portion of dough. Move the slider slowly and evenly so that the spaetzle fall into the boiling water.

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Boil for 2-3 minutes, remove and drain. Repeat to use up all the dough.

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In a pan, melt the remaining butter. Add the spaetzle gradually, sprinkling with the cheese.

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Turn the spaetzle several times. Add half the onions and mix.

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Add the remaining onions to the spaetzle. Season lightly with pepper and nutmeg and serve in the pan.