German Soup: Flädlesuppe – Fit Armadillo

German Soup: Flädlesuppe

German Soup: Flädlesuppe

German Pancake Soup

Just over a decade ago (time flies!) I was an exchange student at a little school/castle in Salem, Germany.

It was by far the best experience I had while in high school and I always wanted to go back to visit.

Two weeks ago, I did just that with Mr. Fit Armadillo in tow 🙂

Usually, I like to vacation near a beach and visit warmer climates, however, there was something special I really wanted to show my hubby in Germany in the winter.  That something is Fasching, the German Carnival celebration.

We had an amazing trip!

In addition to checking out some of the Narren/fools in the Fasching parades as I did several years ago, we also saw some festivities that were new to me.  Two of the nights we were in Ueberlingen, Germany we also saw most of the town parading and dancing around the town square and joined in 🙂

Fasching Parade

A scene from a Fasching in southern Germany

If you haven’t been to Germany for Fasching, you have to check it out!

And, if you’re intrigued and want to know more, do e-mail me. I’d love to share more pics and tips from our journey.

So…how does all of this relate to dinner?

Well, today I’m sharing a recipe that I first learned of during this trip to Germany. It’s for a German soup called Flädlesuppe. It’s super unique and equally yummy.  While it might not seem like an entree, it would make a great appetizer or half of a soup and sandwich dinner 😉

Here’s what you need to put it all together:

3/4 cups wheat flour
1 cup skim milk
pinch of salt
2 large eggs
4 cups chicken broth
chives, sliced

Here’s how to put it all together:

Step One: Make your batter. Mix your flour, eggs and salt in a large bowl and until the ingredients are combined. Slowly add the milk 1/4 cup at a time to keep lumps from forming.

Step Two: Make your pancakes. Heat a large pan or skillet over medium-low heat and spray with cooking spray to coat the pan. Ladle some batter into the pan and rotate it until the batter is covers the bottom. Cook until your pancake is browned on the bottom, or about 2 minutes. Then flip the pancake and cook it until the other side is golden brown. Continue to make pancakes until you have used all your batter, setting each one aside to cool.  This is important as adding the pancakes to the soup while they are hot will make them fall apart 🙁

Step Three: Heat up your chicken broth in a pot on the stove and cut your chives, if you haven’t already.

Step Four: Assembly time.  Cut your cooled pancakes into thin strips.  Place the strips into your broth and sprinkle your chives on top.

Eat and enjoy or as the Germans would say: Guten Appetit!

Have you been to Germany during Fasching? Ever had Flädlesuppe? I’d love to hear your thoughts and maybe some inspiration for some other unique travel experiences even if they aren’t to beaches 😉 Share with a comment below:


Catherine Turley

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