Schupfnudeln are hand rolled potato noodles. They are most popular in the south of Germany, especially Schwaben and Baden but can be found all over Germany. They have many different names, some of which really show that Germans are quite humorous and have a peculiar way of using phallic terms in an endearing way. The word Schupfnudeln is nice and tame, simply meaning hand rolled noodle. Another very common name in Schwaben is Bubespitzle and admittedly this is what my family used to call them - it means a boy’s willie - sorry. Other names are Baunzen or Fingernudeln (finger noodles), Bauchstechala (little stomach stabbers), and Schopperla or Schoppalla, to name a few. I guess the many names are a testament for how popular and good they are.
They are often eaten with Sauerkraut and bits of bacon - a wonderful thing when it is cold outside. My favorite at the Christmas Market in my hometown! But in the summer, they are also delicious just fried by themselves accompanying a mixed salad. Or try them sweet, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and served with applesauce.