Nana's Potato Soup with Dumplings, aka Kartoffelsuppe mit Klösschen, was sent in by one of our readers, Nana from Witchita, KS, USA. Do read the notes added by Nana at the end of the recipe. She's even included dairy and gluten-free options!
She's trying to locate the origin of this soup. Perhaps you recognize it?
If you have an original or traditional German recipes, do send it in as well. We'd love to share it with our fellow readers!
Optional choices of other ingredients are chopped carrots, onions, celery to potatoes that you cook together. Add more if want salt & pepper to taste, or before eating you also can add celery salt which is great also if you enjoy it; but, go sparingly with it
What makes these soups so wunderbar? They bring back such wonderful memories of my Mutti's kitchen. So, of course, I had to write my own soup e-cookbook to share with my grandchildren. I know you'll LOVE it, too! There are 84 full-color pages filled with step-by-step instructions and hints. Take a quick peek ...
Sharing these soup recipes from my Mutti and Oma to my own young grandchildren ... that's such a delicious way to pass on our German heritage :)
Yes this potato soup with dumplings recipe sounds nearly like German noodle type; I added this recipe as nobody had heard about this noodle-dumpling at all in many big German, Polish and other European country luncheons I went to.
sure, not with the milk/potato soup that I was raised on. Mom never gave
it a name either. Many people told me to share this recipe everywhere I
went. Perhaps someone will recognize an area in Europe it could be
from. Maybe German-Bavaria area?
Plus, I just made the dumpling-noodles with a homemade chicken vegetable soup adding brown rice flour for the dumplings as we now are gluten free (wheat, rye, barley,etc we avoid). Added the egg to center, and water to mix slowly then dribble in the soup. The soup and noodle-dumplings turned out about the same as with the white wheat flour kind.
Plus, I also have used yams and sweet potatoes, for dumplings which turned out very nice and moist instead of using white potatoes; these were using a recipe from this website for cooked potato dumplings, with my twist to it. These dumplings were great and similar to gnocchi type dumplings.
Then tried the recipe that had rolled the potatoes dumplings and fried them in butter. This dumpling was really, really good.
Good compliment main meat to serve along with the dumplings, would be oven-baked lamb. Daughter gave me a recipe, putting in Cafe liquor and package of onion soup mix and leg of lamb course; putting oven at low temp about 275 F degrees, then, baked for 1 to 2 hours in covered casserole dish. It came out so tender fell right off bone, very quick and easy to do.
Dairy or/& Gluten free ideas
* Just put together, and used goat's milk for the milk part (if you are on a dairy/ casein free diet & don't use cow's milk).
* You can also put into the dumplings to flour mix a pinch of salt if you like the dumplings saltier.
* For Gluten or wheat free, try brown rice four that should work OK.
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