Imagine yourself cozied up in a chalet in the snow-covered mountains with a steaming bowl of delicious, homemade beef broth and savory herb pancakes.

 Flädlesuppe

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BEEF BROTH WITH SAVORY PANCAKE STRIPS

I have a weakness for yummy soups, especially in the wintertime. Warm thoughts aren’t enough! Today’s Flädlesuppe (pancake soup!) recipe is a crazy delicious alpine classic made from a silky, homemade beef broth AND (you guessed it) savory pancake strips! This soup is often found at chalet-style restaurants in the German mountains that you hit up after a day of skiing (or to get rest while hiking during the warmer months). Flädlesuppe also goes by Frittatensuppe or Pfannkuchensuppe, depending on who you meet. I know it as Flädlesuppe (and even Maggi sells it that way!). All sorts of nostalgic moments stir up in my head as I think about this soup that we ate at a Heidi-like chalet called Laneralm in the Swiss Alps, laying in the grass, catching sun rays after our meal and before continuing our hike. We hope to return there someday with our kids to recreate some of those fun memories. The homemade beef broth is simple, light, SO GOOD, and most importantly warming, which is just what you’ll need after skiing or when it’s too cold to leave your home on a snowy day.

Fladlesuppe soup with pancakes dirndl kitchen

Yes to Pancakes In Soup Said Every Kid (And Adult) Ever

The Fädlesuppe soup recipe is garnished with strips of savory pancakes that have been baked in yummy bacon grease, and decorated with herbs like chives, parsley, or any other herb you prefer. Sounds almost too good to be true, right? I promise your kids will love this soup. My 3-year-old Zoë kept saying how this is the BEST SOUP I HAVE EVER MADE! My heart melted and I should have gotten this statement on video. The pancakes add the necessary carbs to fire up your internal heating system and to keep you going (down the slopes) for the rest of the day! Make them a day ahead if you would like and store them unsliced in your refrigerator.

Fladlesuppe soup with pancakes dirndl kitchen
Fladlesuppe soup with pancakes dirndl kitchen

Why Making Your Own Beef Broth Is A Good Idea

For Flädlesuppe, I am having you prepare a super yummy, homemade beef broth. While you could technically substitute a store-bought beef bone broth if you’re running short on time or just don’t want to go the extra mile (I get it), making your own broth pays off big time!

  1. You will have TONS of deep, yummy flavor from making your own beef broth.
  2. It’s SIMPLE!
  3. You’ll also end up with perfectly flaky and good-to-use beef short ribs (in my case) that you can then serve with gnocchi or in homemade pasta or simply with some Spätzle (German egg noodles) and your favorite veggie!
  4. Pro Tip: Make a double batch of broth and freeze 1/2 of it for later use (homemade beef broth will only keep in the fridge for about 4 days).
Fladlesuppe soup with pancakes dirndl kitchen
Fladlesuppe soup with pancakes dirndl kitchen

Flädlesuppe followed by STROH Hot Chocolate

STROH Hot Chocolate pairing dirndl kitchen

To keep with the chalet theme, let me introduce you to a yummy, drinkable dessert. Add a shot of the iconic Austrian STROH spiced rum to your hot chocolate to warm you for stepping outside into the next winter storm. Be careful though, at 160 proof, you don’t need to add a lot! We love drinking this on a snowy weekend, topped with a generous whipped cream crown and some shaved dark chocolate. YUM!

Find out where STROH rum is available near you. It’s a German household staple perfect for baking and drinking or for making Rumtopf!

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Flädlesuppe (Pancakes in Soup)

Imagine yourself cozied up in a chalet in the snow-covered mountains with a steaming bowl of delicious, homemade beef broth and savory herb pancakes (Flädlesuppe or Frittatensuppe).
Prep Time1 d 30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time1 d 3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Entertaining, Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, German, Schwaben
Keyword: Apres ski recipe, German beef broth recipe, German pancake soup recipe, German Soup Recipe, kid-friendly soup recipe, ski resort recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 294kcal

Ingredients

Homemade Beef Broth

  • 500 grams marbly beef meat instead of the meat AND bones, I ended up using 2 pounds of bone-in short ribs
  • 2 beef bones
  • 4 celery stalks ends removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots large, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 yellow onions peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 leek white part only and root removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole, black peppercorns
  • chives for garnish

Fädle (pancake strips)

  • 100 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 milliliters milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • herbs roughly chopped, if desired (I used flat leaf parsley)
  • 1 strip bacon for greasing the pan in between cooking the pancakes

Instructions

Prepare the Beef Broth

  • In a large pot, add some high heat oil like avocado oil and heat to medium high heat. Once hot, add the meat and bones and cook until the meat is browned on all sides.
    500 grams marbly beef meat, 2 beef bones
  • Add the vegetables and sautée for 5 more minutes or until lightly browned.
    4 celery stalks, 2 carrots, 1 leek, 2 yellow onions
  • Add the bay leaf, salt, pepper and 2 quarts of water (2 liters) and bring to a boil. Place a lid on the pot and let simmer for about 2.5 hours.
    1 bay leaf, 1/2 teaspoon whole, black peppercorns, 1 Tablespoon sea salt

Make the Flädle (Pancake Strips)

  • For the Flädle batter, whisk together all ingredients, then let stand for 10 minutes.
    100 grams all-purpose flour, 2 eggs, 150 milliliters milk, 1 pinch salt, herbs
  • Heat a large, nonstick skillet to medium heat, then swirl one piece of bacon in it, to leave a thin layer of bacon grease.
    1 strip bacon
  • Flip over, remove from skillet and immediately roll up before it cools. Repeat until all batter is used up.

Combine the Soup

  • After the broth has simmered for 2.5 hours, pour through a strainer to remove the meat and vegetables, then return to a boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • When ready to serve, cut the rolled up pancakes into strips and put on the bottom of a soup bowl. Top with the broth and sprinkle with finely chopped chives. Guten Appetit!
    chives

Notes

TIPS
Flädle: Cooked pancakes can be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator uncut, simply cut shortly before serving.
Leftover Short Ribs: The cooked short ribs are PERFECT to use up the next day. Simply heat with a little red wine and broth, and allow it reduce to half the liquid, thicken with a bit of cornstarch and serve with some gnocchi or your favorite vegetable and Spätzle (German egg noodles). YUM!

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1303mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3784IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4mg

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