Big Blizzard, Soup with Potato Dumplings

A Big Blizzard is on the way with 2-3 feet of snow  predicted and 50-60 mph winds.  The governor has a travel ban posted after 9pm. tonight.

The news was stressing me out, speculating on all the worst things that could happen and issuing warnings so I turned it off.

I happened to have  a good bit of stock ready this morning so I made a big pot of soup.  Some left-over mashed  potatoes mixed up quickly into little dumplings.  They  were very easy to make.  If you’d like to try them, here’s the recipe;

Make a little well in  3/4 cup of mashed potatoes.  Crack a large egg into it.  Add 1/2 cup flour and salt, pepper to taste.  Combine it all together with your hands. It will be very soft and have a moist consistency.   Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto simmering soup.   In a few minutes, the dumplings will rise to the top.  Simmer an additional 30 minutes.

Sometimes I make potato noodles instead of dumplings.  It’s just a matter of adding extra flour to this same dough so it gets stiffer.  Then, on a floured board you roll the dough with a rolling pin, quite thin, and cut it into noodles.  Add them to simmering soup and they are done when they rise to the top.


23 thoughts on “Big Blizzard, Soup with Potato Dumplings

  1. The news is full of the blizzard-that-wasn’t, but I’m glad you turned off the news in any event. Weather is so unpredictable yet we keep trying to predict it. I love your potato dumplings – sort of like gnocchi? I’ll have to try these instead of zoodles next time I make soup. Wonder if it will work with sweet potatoes,,,


  2. We are in New Jersey and, despite the dire predictions (and school cancellations,) not much came of the HISTORIC BLIZZARD. Hope you are not getting hit too badly. * You and I think alike – soup and rolls for us on this snow day.


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