Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Turkey Soup

Okay, how could I not give you some recipes for turkey leftovers. More are on the way. This was my grandmothers soup and it is my favorite soup. It is great with leftover chicken as well.
1.5-2 c. chicken or turkey meat
1 onion chopped
3 celery stalks chopped
2 carrots diced
1tsp salt and pepper
2 qts water
6 bullion cubs
1 can cream corn
1 cup green beans
1 egg
1 cup flour
¼ tsp salt
Sesame oil (optional)
You want about 1..5-2 cups of meat. What I did was cover the turkey carcass with bullion and simmer for an hour. I then pulled the carcass out and ran under cool water and picked it clean. If you need to, add more meat. Add meat, carrots, celery, onion and salt and pepper back to bullion and simmer for one hour. Add your can of cream of corn and you green beans (I use frozen you could use fresh). Bring back to a boil. Meanwhile work 1 egg into 1 cup of flour and a quarter teaspoon of salt. The mixture will be mealy and dry. Scatter this mixture into the soup, cover pot an boil for 10 more minutes. Serve.
This is a very traditional down home sort of soup, however my parents added sesame oil one day to their bowl. The results were amazing. You only need a drop or two, but give it a try if you like sesame, you love it.


Alejandro said...

Yeah, I´ve tried this soup with sesame oil, great taste! If you like another great flavor, maybe oyster sauce. Well, bon apetite!

Swestie said...

Van, this is the second turkey soup recipe I've received - but I have no turkey. Oh well!! thanks!

The Cook said...

This sounds very good! What does the egg and flower mixture do? I would guess it makes small little noodles...

Abigail said...

Mmmmm, I'm making a turkey tomorrow as we did not have Thanksgiving as a holiday here in Japan. This sounds great for leftovers. Yum! And I love sesame oil. :)

George P. said...

I WISH I saw this earlier.. I think this will be a MUST post Christmas holidays!

Tiffany said...

A bowl of that soup on this rainy day would be perfect!