Eierstich - Egg Custard Soup Garnish

Carolyn Haas


Another favorite from my German mother - Eierstich. She would put this into home-made chicken soup. In researching Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine, I found a recipe for "Egg Custard for Soup". Checked some German websites to see how this old-time recipe compared to modern ones and I found this super simple way of cooking the custard. Good old zip bags are good for so many things! This garnish is traditionally added to any type of clear soup.


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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


How to Make Eierstich - Egg Custard Soup Garnish


  1. Put all ingredients into a small bowl. Whisk ingredients together well. Pour into zip-style freezer bag. Seal.
  2. Immerse bag into simmering water bath for about 20 minutes until mixture has formed a solid mass. Remove from bag and cut into bite-sized pieces. Add to soup.

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About Eierstich - Egg Custard Soup Garnish

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: German

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