Located in Central Europe, Germany covers 137,847 square miles and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. With 81.9 million people, Germany has the largest population among European Union member states, and it is home to the third-largest number of international migrants worldwide. Germany is a federal parliamentary republic of 16 states. After World War II, German divided into two separate states--East Germany and West Germany. It was then reunified in 1990.
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"Our German exchange student from last year is truly a part of the family--we can't wait to visit him in Hamburg this summer!"
— The MacArthur family
Combine flour, eggs and salt to make the pasta dough. Set aside and allow to rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
Heat the butter in a frying pan, add onions, and let them slowly gain a golden brown colour. Drain and set aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. The water should simmer throughout the whole process. Either cut and shape the spaetzle by hand or use a colander. Cook the spaetzle for about 2-3 minutes until they float back to the surface, then remove them.
When done, drain the water, melt 1-2 tbsp of butter and return the spaetzle to the pot. Shake the pot a few times to evenly distribute the butter, then add the grated cheese and mix well. Add browned onions and chives, and serve hot.