it’s finally cold enough for soup season and i made my first soup - chicken noodle because i love a good classic - and it turned out so delicious and i love cold months and it feels like i’m more myself then i’ve been in a while when I’m cooking hot soup and wearing warm sweaters and steeping a mug of tea and the air is chilled and leaves are falling and the biggest smile is on my face. it is the most wonderful time of the year.
I’m very excited to share the most special recipe with you. It’s a North Dakota classic. Every family has a different way of making it, and that includes my family. This is my mom's Knoephla Soup. It’s a treasured recipe for my family, especially now that mom is gone, and although I can replicate it - it’s just not the same as when she made it herself.
1/4 cup water
1 TBS oil
add some flour slowly until you have a nice dough.not gooey or sticky, not too stiff.
Take a piece of saran wrap and spray with non stick spay. roll dough up in saran wrap so it doesn't dry out and let it rest while you work on the rest of the soup.
you need 1 large soup kettle (around 5 quarts)
finely dice half a large onion, 2 sticks of celery and 2 carrots.
Saute in 1/4 cup butter until mostly soft.
Add enough water to soup kettle so it's 2/3 full. Add in veggies.
Bring it to a boil.
While it's starting to boil take your dough and make it into long thin ropes. Maybe a 1/2 inch wide.
With a scissor start snipping the dough off into the boiling kettle. Snip them in until the dough is all gone.
If you have a tea ball put 6 whole allspice into it and put it in the kettle. Add 2 bay leaves to the soup.
Let it boil while you peal and dice 2 med. potatoes. Put potatoes in and cook until potatoes are done, about 20 min.
Turn it down to a very low simmer/off. add as much chicken seasoning as you want for taste. And salt. A bit of garlic salt. A bit of natures seasoning.
By now the soup should be somewhat thick, not too watery. Add 2 cups of half and half. Heat it back up a bit, take out the tea ball and bay leaves and serve.
#after a long week of eating nothing but canned or fast food i finally made pasta for dinner tonight #and it SLAPPED #i overcooked the noodles a bit #but idc bc the sauce made it all worth it #i wish i could cook more often but ✨school✨ #i am content #good soup #gotta love cooking #alex talks#food#cooking