Yep, once again it was Sunday, the one day a week that I don't have to come up with something new or amazing just good, hearty fresh tasting soup!
I had some chicken bones from a chicken that I had roasted earlier in the week, some carrots, onions, garlic and celery (remember that really nice looking celery from over a week ago? I froze it to use in soup!). I threw this all into a pot and let it simmer for the day. We strained it and I made some Passatelli, which are really a combination between pasta and dumplings. They are usually served just in a broth but I needed something to help make this soup a meal! We finished the soup with red swiss chard and then added the Passatelli and let this all cook down. This soup was great. I think the Parmesan in the noddles helped make it!
Passatelli (Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian)
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
pinch of fresh grated nutmeg
salt and pepper
- In a bowl whisk the eggs and yolks. Add the Parmesan, bread crumbs, nutmeg, and a bit of salt and pepper to form a very loose dough.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to a day. The dough will firm up.
- Have your soup boiling
- Put portions of your dough in a ricer and press the dough through cutting it into sections by running a knife along the bottom. Allow to cook. When the Passatelli is done it will come to the surface.