Monday, February 8, 2010

Pancutras (Pantrucas) - Chilean Soup with dumplings



This is one of the most comforting soups to have on a very cold day. My mom made it for us especially during winter. Since I live here now, it is hard to make it just like her... so here is my take on the most delicious chilean soup with dumplings!


Ingredients:


- For the dumplings:

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbspn. olive oil
1/4 tspn. kosher salt
1/3 cup warm water or more (you only need some to get the dough together)


- For the soup:

2 quarts chicken stock, beef stock, or water.
Olive oil
1 regular sweet onion, sliced thinly
1 small sweet onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. green bell pepper, diced
1 Lb. ground beef (good quality)
4 potatoes, pealed and diced
2 large carrot, cut into thin sticks
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 eggs
fresh flat-leaf parsley (chopped), for garnish


Directions:

Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and drizzle olive oil into it. Add the minced onions, bell pepper and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook until is brown. Add the potatoes, carrot sticks and sliced onions for 2 minutes. Add the stock and season with salt and pepper. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer slowly.

In the meantime, you can start working on the dumplings. Mound the flour on a medium size bowl and make a wide well in the middle. Sprinkle the salt and add the oil on the center. With a fork start combining the flour with the oil and salt. Add the warm water slowly until the dough is moist. Transfer to a floured surface and kneed until soft (a couple minutes). Roll the dough thinly (about 1/8") and cut into little squares (about 1").

Once the potatoes are cooked, add the frozen peas and let it cook for 2 minutes. Add the dumplings and cook for a couple minutes. Break the eggs (the idea is to keep the yolk intact) on top and fold gently. Let it simmer for 1 more minute and stop cooking. Let the soup rest for 10 minutes and serve. Garnish with fresh parsley.

9 comments:

LETTO2103 said...

se me cayeron las lagrimas.... extraño mucho a mi tierra estos dias!

The Shulls said...

Letitto linda... lo siento :(

LETTO2103 said...

tengo un sueño pero no tengo trampolín para saltar!
=(

The Shulls said...

cosita =(

Anonymous said...

gracias por la receta hace mas frio que la cresta aca en Toronto

Claudia and Sergio Olivos said...

mil gracias....estoy buscando algo tradicional para una fiesta con tema Mapuche aqui en Washignton DC!

Por si les interesa el arte de esta Chilena en los USA: ClaudiaOlivos.com

y obras de proyecto Mapuche:
OlivosART.blogspot.com

The Shulls said...

Muchas gracias Claudia y Sergio! Voy a visitarles en su blog :)

Paulina said...

Muchas gracias por compartir esta receta!!!, voy a aprovechar estos frios dias para probarla. Es super dificil encontrar buenas recetas de la comida Chilena en el internet y estando lejos empiezan a dar antojos de comer algo criollo...y cuesta encontrar libros de cocina, recetas o alguien que cocine rico que quiera compartir los secretos de sus recetas!!!...por eso agradezco su generosidad!, un saludo desde Winnipeg!!!

The Shulls said...

Muchas gracias a ti por visitar el blog!!! Me alegro que te haya gustado la receta! Muchos carinos para ti!!!