Food in Swabia is world renowned and is often described as very hearty and rich in tradition. Recipes have been handed down from generation to generation. They often only include a few ingredients or they are a combination of multiple recipes. Much loved by the Swabians are soups. There are many variations of soups, many of which include pasta and/or wurst. This love of soup has given them the name “Soup Swabians (Suppenschwaben).”
1 pound uncooked potatoes, peeled and diced
3 carrots, diced
2 tbsp. butter
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp. flour
8 cups of beef broth
2 slices of bread
4 Wiener Würstchen (Frankfurters)
- Melt butter in a pot and add onion, parsley, potatoes and carrots. Let it cook for about 5 min.
- Add flour and give it a stir while cooking it for a few more minutes.
- Now it is time to add the broth. Let it cook for another 20 min.
- While still on the stove, puree the soup finely with an immersion blender.
- Add salt and pepper to your taste.
- Cut bread in small cubes and toast it in a frying pan in some butter (you can use salad croutons instead). Cut sausage in small pieces and add to soup. Garnish with some parsley.