This is not a soup for those watching calories! A German potato soup with small dough balls that I grew up with. It is rich, creamy, and will stick to your ribs. The women in the family have been making this soup for generations, and I’ve added my own twist to the base recipe.
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 small onion, grated
- 3 cups milk
- 6 cups water
- 6 teaspoons chicken or 3 vegetable bouillon cubes
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 5 to 6 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Minced fresh parsley, optional
- In a large skillet, melt butter; cook potatoes and onion for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Add milk; heat through but do not boil. Set aside. In a Dutch oven, bring water and bouillon to a boil.
- Meanwhile, combine first four knoephla ingredients to form a stiff dough. Roll into a 1/2-in. rope. Cut into 1/4-in. pieces and drop into boiling broth. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the potato mixture; heat through. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
1 cup: 249 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 762mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.