Cracker Ball or Butterball Dumplings

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READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by andypandy

this is a german recipe that we have had since 1938...this is usually done in a clear broth..we add cooked noodles in the bottom of each bowl before serving for those we like small pastina noodles....

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 7 tablespoons soda cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh finely minced parsley
  • 12 teaspoon fresh finely minced shallot
  • 14 teaspoon celery salt
  • 18 teaspoon black pepper
  • 18 teaspoon minced fresh thyme


  1. In a small bowl beat the egg, stir in the melted butter.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Shape into walnut size round balls.
  4. Allow to stand 40 minutes, to swell.
  5. Drop into simmering chicken soup broth.
  6. Cook covered at least ten minutes.
  7. Do not lift the lid.
  8. Serve, broth and three cracker balls in each bowl.
  9. Serve immediately.

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