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Hungarian Egg Drop Soup With Potato Dumplings

Hungarian egg drop soup is a very simple, tasty and nourishing starter. It is done in 10 minutes, you can serve it with potato dumplings seasond with smoked bacon to make it more filling. If you are looking for a cheap, quick and delicious recipe, try this Hungarian soup.

Hungarian egg drop soup potato dumplings, Tojásleves

The original recipe is without the dumplings, but believe me, it is a great addition, the soup is more satisfying and really warms you up on cooler days.
Also, the dumplings are easy and quick to make, you need only a few ingredients.

Hungarian egg drop soup should not be confused with caraway seed soup which is very similar but cooked without eggs.

You will also need some good quality sweet paprika powder which gives it a nice flavor and color. Be careful, do not burn the paprika or ot becomes bitter.  Some recipes call for vinegar, I prefer making this soup without it.
You will need ground caraway seed which is really easy to purchase in Hungary but can be quite challenging for you. You can use a mortar or a spice grinder. The Secura Electric Coffee and Spice Grinder at Amazon is easily available for anyone, you can even grind your own coffee and different spices.

Hungarian egg drop soup with potato dumplings

Hungarian Egg Drop Soup With Potato Dumplings

Hungarian egg drop soup is a very simple, tasty and nourishing starter. It is done in 10 minutes, you can serve it with potato dumplings seasond with smoked bacon to make it more filling. If you are looking for a cheap, quick and delicious recipe, try this Hungarian soup.
Total Time 45 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • medium soup pot
  • medium saucepan
  • Peeler
  • Chef's knife
  • potato mash
  • Medium bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients
  

For the soup

  • 1 smaller onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil sunflower, canola
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground caraway seeds
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2.5 tbsp all purpose flower
  • salt to taste

For the potato dumplings

  • 1 cup cubed potatoes 2 medium or 3 smaller potatoes
  • 1 whole egg
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 cup all purpose flower
  • parsley to season

Instructions
 

  • Peel and cube the potatoes, cook them in salted water until tender.
  • Cube the smoked bacon stripes and fry them in a small pan. Take the fried pieces out and set aside in a small bowl.
  • In a soup pot, sauté the diced onions in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over low heat, stirring frequently, until translucent. Do not let them burn. Salt lightly to help tenderize them.
  • Add 2,5 tablespoons of all purpose flour and toast it for 1-2 minutes until starts to brown a little bit.
  • Heat up 4 cups of water and slowly pour 1 cup of hot water to the onion-flour mixture and stir, it will thicken up. Add 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika powder, 1/2 teaspoon of ground caraway seeds and pour in the rest of the hot water, bring it to a boil. Salt to taste.
  • Crack 3 eggs in a ball and stir them. Do not whisk, just gently stir. Add the eggs to the soup, stir and slowly boil until the eggs are cooked.
  • Drain the cooked potatoes, cool down and mash them. Add 1 egg, the fried bacon pieces and around 1 cup of all purpose flour. Mix together with your hands until the dough holds together. Add more flour if necessary. Salt to taste.
  • Then form the dough into golf ball size balls. To keep the dumplings from sticking to your hands when you are forming them, you can either wet your hands with water, or dust your hands with flour. Put the dumplings into salted boiling water and cook for about 7-8 minutes, then take them out and set aside.
  • Serve the soup with the potato dumplings, sprinkle with parsley.
Hungarian egg drop soup with potato dumplings