Gerschtel / Gerstel / Gaestle soup

soup

Gerschtel soup is a German soup my mom made us lots growing up, I’m now making this soup for my family. Below you will find the recipe for this tasty soup. You can make it just in broth,  I personally like to add in eggs and grated carrots .

Gerschtel / Gerstel / Gaestle soup
4 cups flour
1 cup eggs
1/8 tsp turmeric (optional)

Mix in mixer for about 10 to 15 min.
I like it when it is fine so at the last two min i would add a small, small amount of whites or yoke (or mix and use both) start with few drops for it can make a major difference in small quantities. Some like it coarse, some like it fine so it all depends on the maker. It is an art that gets better with experience.

Drying:
I prefer mine air dried for they don’t take that long to cook. or you can dry them in oven on 150 give or take. Store them in airtight containers in freezer or cooler.

How to cook them:
4 cups flavored chicken broth
1/2 to 1 cup gerschtel (depending on your wanted thickness)

Bring broth to a boil add gerschtel and simmer for 2 to 4 min.

*Remember, if you dry them in oven it takes about 15 min for them to get the desired softness. Garnish with parsley.

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