Well, here I have added a brand new photo of Grandmother’s soup so I could share my food blogging progress with all of you. I did not want to delete the one below since it shows where I was a year ago and it reminds me that hard work is necessary to get to higher ground.
The soup tastes the best if you have a few Crackling Biscuits at hand. To make some at home, I suggest you take a look at http://www.kitchennostalgia.com/croatian-recipes/crackling-biscuits.html
Now, this is something retro to make you feel good. It always works after cold or flu or after being out in a snow to make you warm. Also, sometimes I prepare a double quantity of this soup when having fresh vegetables because I make my office lunches at home every other day. This way I eat homemade food, no snacks. If there is a slice of bundt cake or buchteln or two, who could ask for more?
Grandmother's Soup (Eingemachtes)
- 1 Tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cups chicken livers, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 parsley root, chopped
- 1 little kohlrabi, no leaves
- 1 cup medium sized celeriac, chopped
- 1 cup peas, optional
- Salt, black pepper to taste
- 1 tsp paprika
- Parsley leaves, chopped
- Dumplings ingredients:
- 1 egg
- 5 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- I tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp oil
In a soup pot, fry 1 Tbsp of oil, chopped onion and livers until livers turn slightly brown.
Add salt, paprika and grounded black pepper to taste.
Add chopped carrots, kohlrabi, parsley root, celeriac and peas and fry for several minutes, until vegetables soften. Cover with water needed to cover vegetables. Add more if you want thinner soup.
To make dumplings, mix 1 egg, 5 Tbsp of flour, 1 tsp starch, 1 tsp oil, salt and grounded pepper to taste.
When Eingemachtes starts to boil, start making dumplings with tea spoon and drop them in
Soup is finished when dumplings come to surface.