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Bavarian Herb Soup (Krautlsuppe)

 

This Bavarian soup is served on Easter Thursday, known as Maundy Thursday. This is a delicate fresh-tasting soup for any time of the year.
86

Yield

4

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

45

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 pound herbs
fresh*
*
4 tablespoons butter
1 large onions
chopped
1 quart water
or vegetable stock
*
1 large potatoes
peeled and chopped into small cubes
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
1 x bread
cubes for croutons
*

Directions

  • Fresh Herbs - use at least 3 of these: chervil, watercress, spinach, sorrel (dandelion and pimpernel for brave souls) Bitter herbs are traditionally eaten at Easter in Christian countries as a sign of penitence.

This Bavarian soup is served on Easter Thursday, known as Maundy Thursday. Fresh chervil, easily available in any German market, is usually the dominating flavor. This is a delicate fresh-tasting soup for any time of the year.

You will need a large saucepan. Pick over and wash the herbs, stripping the leaves from those stalks which are too woody. Chop the rest.

Melt the butter in a deep pan and fry the onion gently until transparent. Add the herbs and sweat them for a moment before you pour in the water or broth. Add the potato to the soup.

Bring the soup to a boil, and then turn down the heat. Simmer for 20 minutes. Mash the potato in the soup to thicken it a little. Taste, and add salt and freshly milled pepper.

Serve with bread croutons fried in butter or bacon fat (goose fat is even better). They should be so hot that they sizzle when they are added to the hot soup at the table.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 127g (4.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 17958% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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