Spinach Spaetzle from Beckett's Table: 100 Favorite Dishes
The funny thing is they ask you if you want pancetta on it. Um, yes.
Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email email@example.com.
43. Spinach Spaetzle from Beckett's Table
Noodles are great. Dumplings are great. But only those ingenious Germans would've thought to make a hybrid dish like spaetzle that perfectly combines the best aspects of both foods.
At Beckett's Table, they do spaetzle a little differently. You'll probably first notice that this spaetzle looks a little weird. The deep green firm, yet chewy egg noodles get their color and some flavor from spinach. However, what makes this dish shine is the pancetta, which gives the whole dish a salty, fatty flavor. Finally, the reduced, thick pan jus and bread crumbs are all the spaetzle and pancetta need to be good.
As one of the only mainstays on the ever-changing Beckett's Table menu, you always know that, no matter what main course you'll end up ordering, you can always get a side of spinach spaetzle for $6. Or you can just shamelessly eat a plate of spaetzle as your main course. We won't judge you.
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