Hammelsuppe (mutton soup)

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
600 grams Mutton
1 teaspoon Salt
1 \N Onion
½ \N Celariac (celery root)
1 \N Leek
1 \N Carrot
3 mediums Carrots
4 teaspoons Fine farina
1 \N Egg yolk
2 teaspoons Cream or milk

Serves four.

Potato dumplings (Kartoffelkloesse), parsley, nutmeg Cut well washed pieces of mutton into bite sized pieces. Place in water (1½ liters) with salt and bring to a boil. Add the the celeriac and carrots, finely cut onion, and then put in cubed potato.

Cook for 1 ½ hours. If the potatoes do not fall apart, run them through a sieve. One half hour before the soup is finished, sprinkle in the farina. When fully cooked, put walnut-sized pieces of potato dumpling into the soup. After ten minutes stir in chopped parsley, nutmeg, and add in the egg yolk that was beaten into the cream or milk.

Posted by John Hartman. Courtesy of Fred Peters.

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