Kitchen First Courses

Bacon dumplings in broth (Speckknödelsuppe)

A very popular dish Austrian typical winter, I got to enjoy during my trip to Austria many years ago.

I canederli the Dumpling by ted. Knot (node, clot) the Dumplings in Czech are a first dish of German cuisine Southeast, Austrian, Czech, Polish, Trentino and South Tyrol. It is large gnocchi compounds of a mixture of variable composition, mostly stale bread, butter and milk with added meat or salami. In Italy this in the kitchen of Trentino and Friuli.

Ingredients for the soup (to 4 people)
  • a piece of beef is not too fat;
  • a carrot;
  • an onion;
  • a stalk of celery;
  • parsley;
  • water and salt


Ingredients for the dumplings

White rolls 6
Eggs 2
Milk 1/4 l
Sale 1 outlet
Parsley 2 spoons
Butter 30 g
Flour 100 g
Speck 150 g


Prepare the broth: put in a pot, preferably pressure, Meat, carrot, onion, celery and parsley, cover with water and add salt, and put to cook.

Prepare dumplings:

1 Diced sandwiches, Beat the eggs in a quart of milk with a pinch of salt. Pour over the bread and let soak.

2 Stewed a little finely chopped onion with the chopped parsley in 30 g butter and immediately stir in bread.

3 Add the flour and bacon cut into strips and mix well. Formed with wet hands around 8/10 gnocchi. Place them in the broth and cook for about 15 m low heat. Serve immediately sprinkled with chive fresh chopped. The latter is important because it gives the particularity of the typical taste of this dish.

For a dish like this, excluding the possibility to easily find Austrian wines, we recommend a wine as the Soave or Bardolino Chiaretto.

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I live in the countryside with my family, dogs, roosters and hens. I have a degree in Foreign Languages ​​and Literatures and I teach English and German. I am canine breeder, I love dogs, especially Great Danes, I breed. Besides this I love cooking, il cake design, books, humanities, DIY, it-yourself, hobbies paper, the miniature, the decoration and furnishing of the house and everything that is creative.

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