Griz Galuska (Hungarian Farina Soup Dumplings)

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Farina dumplings are the Hungarian version of matzoh balls. A wonderful addition to a chicken, beef or tomato soup, they are so tasty that you may find yourself working them into your regular repertoire.

If not serving immediately, place dumplings and some of the broth (just enough to keep them moist), in a sealable container and store in the fridge.

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  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons farina
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 chicken consommé stock cube
  • 5 cups water


  1. In a bowl, mix egg, farina, salt and olive oil until well combined. Let stand 30 minutes, either in refrigerator or at room temperature, until firm.
  2. Place water and soup cube in a 4-quart stockpot and bring to a boil.
  3. Using a tablespoon, scoop up farina mixture and drop in soup. Repeat, placing as many dumplings as you can in the pot without crowding.
  4. Lower heat to a slow, rolling boil (too strong a boil will cause dumplings to fall apart).
  5. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until a dumpling cut in half is no longer yellow on the inside. Repeat until finished with all the batter.
  6. Place 2 to 3 dumplings in each bowl of your favorite soup and serve.