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    Red face Looking for German Recipe

    My mother made this recipe YEARS ago, and now my sister is craving it. Mom has passed, but I was hoping you can decipher this spelling and share your recipe.

    It is called "schtertz" - the spelling is probably wrong, but it sounds like......."sht-air-tz"

    We would be so greatful if you knew of this recipe.

    Thanks

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    I think you might get more help if you could tell us what sort of food it is?

    Is it something shaped liked a pig's tail (Sterz)?
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    I'd like to help too, but need more info such as: dessert, main dish, etc.

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    Our German friends here probably will be able to help you, but you could GOOGLE German foods or go on foodnetwork.com

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    do you mean snitz, which are dried apples?

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    Any listing of ingredients? Pie, main dish, appetizer?

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    Thanks for your input but as I remember (last time I had it was 50 years ago) it looked like scrambled eggs but FIRMER. Mom always made it with a dandoline (sp) salad (YUCK) It was a main dish. Back then we seldom ate meat so it was a basic staple. Thanks

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    no, not shaped like a pigs tail, not sweet - no apples.

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    What was in it? Could it be spaetzle, which are dumplings? Here's a recipe that shows a picture and the ingredients: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/german-spaetzle-dumplings/

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    No recipe here .... just an idea from something I had at my Swiss/German friends home.

    A main course dish that's homemade which reminded me more of pasta, yet was kind of scrambled up like eggs. Anyone know what that would be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele View Post
    What was in it? Could it be spaetzle, which are dumplings? Here's a recipe that shows a picture and the ingredients: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/german-spaetzle-dumplings/
    Too funny ... as I was typing my suggestion, you posted this! That looks exactly like what I was thinking about.
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    could it be spatzeile, which is like a egg drop dumpling. its great used in soups and on their own, fried in a bit of butter

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    well im german and the only thing or food i could think of is kaese spaetzle .we do eat salad with this i just love it. if you want or need more info pm me thanks

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    I think you are looking for Spaetzle. Here is a link http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/t...ipe/index.html
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    I am withdrawing my search, but thanks to all. It IS called schtertz. Sister will have to do without - brother said he knows exactly what is in it. His memory said Mom fried a certain kind of pancake (FIRM) added bacon, chopped ham, and a wilted leaf lettuce - mixed it up. Thats all I know, I am tired of my post - but thanks to all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch View Post
    My mother made this recipe YEARS ago, and now my sister is craving it. Mom has passed, but I was hoping you can decipher this spelling and share your recipe.

    It is called "schtertz" - the spelling is probably wrong, but it sounds like......."sht-air-tz"

    We would be so greatful if you knew of this recipe.

    Thanks
    Hi, I am low german, & my mom always made us, what we called "rearei". Would this be what your looking for?
    2 cups flour
    1/2 tsp. baking powder
    4 eggs
    Add milk to make a nice batter & salt to your likes.
    Mom would always use smoked sausage drippings in the frying pan to fry these. She would be stirring this as it cooked & there would be some large lumps & some small lumps. Mmmmm! oh this was so good when she had nicely browned these. Hope this helps you. I would sure like to know.

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    My husband thinks it is coarse corn meal cooked and they ate it with milk or coffee and if they were real good his Mom would fry it. My MIL was born in Gratz Austria. Don't know if this helps. But that is all he can remember.
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    I love schtertz. Had it all growing up. My grandmother is Austrian and made it all the time and the recipe has been passed down. Although we don't eat it with Salad, we eat it with sugar and canned stanley prune plums and juice drizzled over it. The recipe is super easy:
    1 egg
    1 cup flower
    1 tsp salt
    1 cup milk
    Mix it all up and pour it in a 10 inch circular pan like a thick pancake. Medium high heat. Oh, but before you do that, pour in quite a bit of oil. Enough that it'll fry in it. My grandma adds a LOT of oil, I tone it down to maybe 4 tablespoons. Then pour in the mixed batter. Let it cook for a min or so, then I flip and cook for another min or so (my grandma just starts scrambling it without flipping). Then I cut it in strips using two knifes (like scissors) cutting it into (roughly) 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch cubes....it does tend to end up more scrambled.
    Serve it hot, sprinkle sugar over the top, then drizzle plum juice and drop a couple plums on it too. Soooo good!!
    Last edited by ncollette; 03-10-2013 at 07:41 AM.

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    Oh, found the real spelling per my mom. Stertz.

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    Thanks ncollette - my after all this time I was surprised to get an answer. I will forward your recipe on to my sister. All I remember is sorta bland tasting, but firm and yellowish! Of course, lately, I don't have too much of an accurate memory!! haha Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    No recipe here .... just an idea from something I had at my Swiss/German friends home.

    A main course dish that's homemade which reminded me more of pasta, yet was kind of scrambled up like eggs. Anyone know what that would be?
    This really sounds like spatezle. Which is a pasta normally put thru a sieve into boiling liquid. I can see where you'd think it looked like scrambled eggs.
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    Hi!
    I think you are looking for an Austrian recipe called "Sterz" or "Mehlsterz". The ingredients are flour, salt and boiling water and lard.
    You eat it with a soup of sour cream. It really sounds not good, but it is a delicious winter meal, if you have nearly no ingredients at home and the snow is lying high.

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    Last edited by katjana; 01-04-2015 at 03:12 AM.

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    http://www.gutekueche.at/rezepte/7365/mehlsterz.html

    http://www.rezeptesammlung.net/kaern....htm#Mehlsterz

    I am sorry, but my English is not good enough to translate it exactly. Perhaps the google-translator helps enough. Otherwise I can try it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch View Post
    Thanks for your input but as I remember (last time I had it was 50 years ago) it looked like scrambled eggs but FIRMER. Mom always made it with a dandoline (sp) salad (YUCK) It was a main dish. Back then we seldom ate meat so it was a basic staple. Thanks
    It sounds like spatezle to me, which is like noodles. It really looks like scrambled eggs, its cooked in a broth. My ex used to make it for my daughter every time she got sick.
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    No, this is not Spätzle (Spaezle). Spätzle are made with eggs and the meal is more "wet". Sterz is drier and a little bit crispy.
    It is hard to describe. This are to total other meals although they look similar, if you would make a photo of them. Oh, by the way, Schmarrn looks like these both, too. Schmarrn is like pancake, only a little bit less fluid in the raw condition and cut up in small pieces with raisins.
    I hope you are now not confused ;-)

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