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Klimpas Soup

Klimpas Soup

This used to be my childhood’s favorite soup!  My Latvian great-grandmother used to make it when I was very, very young, and then my mom took over the recipe.  I just learned it from her!  Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Consommé – see yesterday’s post
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper
  • chives – chopped

Directions:

  1. Warm up the Consommé.
  2. Mix the egg with the flour well.
  3. Add salt, pepper and water, and mix well.
  4. With a small teaspoon, add batter, one spoon at a time, slowly, into the broth.
  5. Warm up the soup, and let it cook, so that the “Klimpas” are cooked – about 10 minutes.
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  6. Serve and add a little bit of chives.