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Soup with liver balls (Leberknödelsuppe)

  • 19/01/2005
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4
  • 45 min

A soup with liver balls has probably become accustomed in your kitchen as well, especially if you are living in the Northern part of Croatia. Regardless of whether it is Sunday lunch or some other formal occasion, this soup will be a perfect introduction into anything that may follow.

Ingredients

  • 1 l meat bouillon (tafelspitz)
  • For liver balls:
  • 200 g beef liver
  • 2 eggs
  • 20 g butter
  • 40 g onion
  • 250-300 ml milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 120 g some old rolls (2 rolls) or bread
  • 2 teaspoons Vegeta

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Clean the beef liver of tiny veins, and then process in a meat grinder.
  2. 2.
    Dice the roll, pour with milk and leave it stand for 10 – 15 minutes and then drain.
  3. 3.
    Briefly sauté chopped onions on a butter and let it cool. Put prepared liver, roll, stirred eggs, pepper, rosemary, marjoram, parsley, fried onion and Vegeta in a deep pot.
  4. 4.
    Mix it all well together and if necessary, add 2 – 3 spoons of bread crumbs and let it stand for 10 – 15 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Form mid sized balls and continue cooking in mildly salted water for about 15 minutes.

Serving

Cooked balls serve in a hot beef soup.

Advice

The soup can be prepared with Beef Bouillon Cube so that you add two cubes in a liter of boiling water and cook for five minutes.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 376 / 1.572 - -
Fat g 13,19 - -
Carbohydrates g 38,98 - -
Dietary fibre g 1,34 - -
Protein g 24,89 - -
Salt g 3,90 0 0
Vitamin A μg 20.102,80 503 402
Vitamin D μg 48,64 24 24
Vitamin C mg 14,78 20 16
Niacin mg 14,90 106 75
Potassium mg 511,79 14 14
Calcium mg 338,67 34 34
Phosphorous mg 338,67 42 42

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)