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Swedish Potato Dumpling Soup

 Swedish Potato Dumpling Soup
Family and friends gather around our table throughout the year to enjoy good company and great food. As part of our traditional Christmas Eve meal, I serve this hearty soup.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + simmering

Ingredients

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 6-1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt, optional
  • 2 celery ribs, quartered
  • 1 medium carrot, quartered
  • 1 small onion, peeled
  • 4 whole peppercorns
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen cut green beans
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen noodles
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 2 medium potatoes, cooked and mashed (without added milk or butter)
  • 1 egg, beaten or egg substitute equivalent
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  • In a 5-qt. soup kettle, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and
  • slowly bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 3 hours. Remove
  • chicken; set aside until cool enough to handle.

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Swedish Potato Dumpling Soup (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Strain broth, discarding vegetables and seasonings. Add enough water
  • to make 8 cups; return to kettle. Remove chicken from bones; discard
  • bones and skin. Cut chicken into chunks; add to kettle along with
  • beans and noodles. Bring to a boil; cook for 20 minutes.
  • For dumplings, combine the potatoes, egg, cream, sugar and salt if
  • desired in a medium bowl. Gradually add flour to make a stiff dough
  • (it should form a peak when spoon is lifted). Drop by teaspoons into
  • boiling soup. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes. Yield: 12 servings (3
  • quarts).
Nutritional Facts: One cup (prepared with egg substitute and reduced-sodium bouillon and without added salt) equals 192 calories, 62 mg sodium, 52 mg cholesterol, 15 g carbohydrate, 19 g protein, 6 g fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.
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