German Pancake Shreds (For Clear Soups)

Recipe by twissis
READY IN: 13mins




  • Whiz all ingredients to a smooth batter using a food proc or blender (I used my immersion blender).
  • Spray a crepe pan or like size non-stick fry pan w/PAM. Heat the pan till you feel a good heat rising when holding the palm of your hand over the pan.
  • Pour a sml ladle of batter in the center of the pan & work quickly to swirl it around the pan so it fills the base. Cook till the liquid disappears & the edges of the pancake begin to pull away from the pan surface.
  • Flip the pancake to cook the other side for just a few seconds. Shake pancake out of the pan onto a plate, set pan aside (off heat), tightly roll the pancake & set aside.
  • Return pan to heat & repeat process w/rest of batter. Allow pancakes to cool & cut them into 1/2-in threads. Set aside till ready to add to your soup (Batter should net 4 pancakes & the threads will be like a dense noodle or dumpling in texture).
  • TO SERVE: Ladle hot soup into 4 bowls & put an equal amt of threads in ea bowl. Sprinkle w/parsley & serve immediately.
  • NOTE RE SOUP: I used homemade chicken stock w/fat removed & sml bits of chicken left in the stock. I added 2 sliced celery ribs, 2 sml potatoes cut bite-sized & *Bjuga* (Icelandic sausage) to try to replicate the German influence. :-).