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  Tyrolean Speck Canederli (Speck Dumplings)
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Category: Holidays - Christmas, Salads & Soups
Servings: 4 - 6
Total time: 45 min
Level: Easy
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- 3 cups stale white bread, crusts removed (Italian bread, ciabatta, any rustic white bread)

- 1/4 pound speck, finely chopped (if you can't find speck, you can also use bacon)

- 2 eggs

- 2 tablespoons butter

- 2/3 cup milk

- 1 tablespoon onion, minced

- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

- 1 tablespoon parsley, minced

- 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped

- 2 1/2 quarts chicken broth

- Salt


1. Tear the bread into small pieces and place in a mixing bowl.

2.  In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs together with the milk and nutmeg. Then pour the mixture over the bread pieces and set them aside.

3.  In a sauté pan over medium heat, add the butter, speck and onion. Sauté the mixture until the onion softens and the speck is browned lightly on all sides.




4.  Add the speck mixture, the parsley and the chives to the bread mixture along with a pinch of salt. Proceed to incorporate all ingredients into a moist dough using a wooden spoon, spatula or your hands. If the dough is too moist, add a small amount of flour to the mixture until you are able to form a solid ball of the mix in your hand. If the mix is too dry, add a small amount of milk until you reach the desired consistency.

5.  Once the dough is mixed well, take a portion of the dough and make a ball about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. Set the ball on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Continue making the balls until you have used all of the dough.

6.  In a pot, add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. If the broth is unsalted, add salt to your taste.

7.  When the broth is boiling, add the dough balls to the broth and lower the heat to medium. Cover the pot and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally

8.  Serve the canederli hot in the broth.