My oma used to make this soup when they first came to Canada and had no money--it's been passed down to me, and it's a favourite of everyone I've made it for!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Quarter the onion and separate the layers.

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  • Boil 8 cups water with the potato, onion, butter, bay leaf, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.

  • When the potatoes are done, mix the flour, eggs, and about 1 teaspoon salt in a separate bowl. Add water until it is a thick dough.

  • Spoon or cut noodles into soup--I tilt the bowl over the soup and use a butter knife to cut strips as it pours.

  • After noodles are fluffy, pour in the cream. Heat and serve. This soup is even better the next day!

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; protein 14.1g; carbohydrates 83.9g; fat 9.5g; cholesterol 111.8mg; sodium 89.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent one of our regular soups but we make 2 modifications. Instead of water we use broth of some kind generally vegetable broth (canned or from veggie broth powder) but also excellent with chicken broth. Second modification we love the drop noodles (dumplings) we double or triple them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
Overall I thought that the soup had no taste and was not really appealing. I put it through the blender and added a few spices and herbs in order to make it more interesting. Read More
(18)
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent one of our regular soups but we make 2 modifications. Instead of water we use broth of some kind generally vegetable broth (canned or from veggie broth powder) but also excellent with chicken broth. Second modification we love the drop noodles (dumplings) we double or triple them. Read More
(297)
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2002
This is good budget meal especially in these times of lay-offs. I added 4 chicken bouillon cubes. I also used only 4 potatoes but doubled noodle dough 'cuz we love them! Need to cook soup 5-6 minutes more once add noodles. Note: these are actually spaetzle not noodles. Read More
(81)
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2010
omg i was looking for this recipe this is exactly what my husbands mother used to make great as is could use less flour as noodles will thicken it more salt and water milk ratio should be 50/50 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2010
this is a great recipe that my Oma used to make as well. My kids LOVE it. You do have to make sure you add enough salt. I often add garlic salt. You also have to add enough butter. I add about 1/4 cup. I know it's a lot but it gives it great flavour! To make the noodles I roll out the dough flour it and roll it up. Then I cut the noodles to the width I want. Quite often though I make it without the noodles and that is how my family prefers it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2012
This is very similar to my grandmother's potato soup and dough balls. To have the perfect dumplings after scooping dough in the pot cook 10 minutes uncovered and then 10 minutes covered. And I do usually use chicken broth cause the flavor is better than the water. She never put the cream in though. I make this regularly and my family loves it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2002
I love this soup. Crumble bacon on each serving for added flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2005
A wonderful recipe. Very easy filling and great for winter. What I really love about this is it's very inexpensive to make. You can doll it up all you like but the fact of the matter is it's a classic as is. Thank you. Will make it over and over again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
Overall I thought that the soup had no taste and was not really appealing. I put it through the blender and added a few spices and herbs in order to make it more interesting. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Like any potatoe soup you need enough salt to give good flavor. My kids ( toddlers) loved it - none of that green or orange stuff to be suspicious about. Nice to make something that didn't require a trip to the store. Thanks Maude Read More
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