Bayerische Leberkloese (Bavarian Liver Dumpling Soup)

Makes about 12 dumplings to serve 4

Ingredients

1 pound calves or chicken liver
2 eggs
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped celery leaves
2 slices stale bread, moistened in water
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 cups beef broth

Instructions

  1. Remove any skin or connective tissue from the livers. Put into blender or processor and puree the livers with all the remaining ingredients except the beef broth. Chill the mixture in a plastic bag.
  2. When it is cold, roll into balls the size of walnuts.
  3. Heat broth to a simmer and poach the dumplings in the broth for 5 to 8 minutes.