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Grandma's Rivels

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“This will forever be a soup that makes me think of my grandma. Rivels are kind of simple little dumplings dropped into any flavor of broth. When I asked my grandma how to make it, she said, "take some eggs and some flour, a little salt, and rivel 'em up!" We often ate this soup with bbq grilled chicken during the summer. (When I was younger we always had chicken rivels, but recently I made a stock with the ham bone from christmas, added some ham soup base, and diced up some leftover ham to add in. This also produced great results!)”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring broth to a boil while you make the rivels.
  2. To make rivels:
  3. Put flour and salt in a bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, scramble eggs with a fork.
  5. Add eggs to flour/salt mixture and "rivel 'em up" (just stir around with a fork until mixture becomes crumbly).
  6. Drop by small handfuls into boiling broth.
  7. Boil for 15 minutes and enjoy!
  8. **If the broth isn't flavorful enough, add some chicken soup base.
  9. **You can pinch some of the dough together to get bigger "rivels".
  10. **You can also add cooked chicken to the soup.
  11. **Also works well with ham or beef broth.

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