Easy Soup Recipe: Suet Dumplings Soup

Try a new winter soup in the kitchen this season with this recipe for hearty suet dumplings.
By Joyce Evans
January/February 1977
Add to My MSN

Suet soup is great to make on a cold winter day. And it is cheap too! Some supermarket meat departments will give suet to you free.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/WHITE78


Content Tools

Related Content

Ernestine and the Ben Davis Apple

Learn about the Ben Davis Apple, one if not the most important commercial apple of the late 1800s, a...

10 Homemade Soup Recipes for Any Occasion

Ten easy-to-make homemade soup recipes from Eating Well magazine that are suitable for any occasion.

Plan Next Year's Garden Now

Plan fall cover crops to feed back the soil and leave the bed ready for when you need to plant the m...

Chefs' Favorite Egg Recipes: Hominy Spoon Bread

From our series of favorite pastured egg recipes from chefs: Hominy Spoon Bread.

It's true: There's nothing like hot, homemade soup on a chilly winter day. And here's a recipe for one soup — containing suet and lots of vegetables — that I especially enjoy:

First, cut a half cup to a full cup of suet (most supermarket meat departments will give it to you free!) into very small pieces and place the bits of fat in the bottom of a large (at least 6 quarts) pot or kettle. Simmer over low heat until the suet begins to liquefy and turn clear.

Next, add about 2 quarts of tomatoes to the pot, along with an equal amount of water (and/or leftover vegetable juices). Cut or slice one large onion, two stalks of celery, one or two carrots, two big potatoes, and a half pound of string beans into small chunks and add them to the kettle ... then stir in a cup of peas and a quarter pound or so of barley, plus any other ingredients you think the soup should have. Salt and pepper to taste.

Simmer the vegetable-containing broth for a couple of hours, or a couple of days ... whichever. Then, just before you're ready to serve it up, make some old-fashioned dumplings:

In a clean bowl — one that has a flat bottom, so you can work — break an egg, beat it, and slowly stir into the bowl a dry mixture consisting of half a cup of flour, one teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Continue to beat with a fork until — when all the flour has been added (and, possibly, a little bit extra) — you have a bowl full of dry, lumpy "dumplings". Add these to your soup and simmer another 15 minutes ... then serve!

(If you have an especially large amount of soup, you may want to double the dumpling recipe.)

This simple but hearty soup will keep you as warm as any fire will, without burning a hole in your pocketbook!








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.