Orjaleves (Orja Soup) Recipe

This is a soup prepared on pig harvest day and is the kind that has to be made in large quantities.

Step 1

Wash beef bones, cook bones and flank in 3 qt cold water w/1 tablespoon salt. After 30 minutes, add onion, garlic, paprika, peppercorns, and cloves. Continue boiling additional hour.

Step 2

Put 3 qt water in seperate pot with pork head section. Boil 4 minutes. Remove pork head, rinse and put aside until beef is finished. Then add pork head and backbone to the beef. Cook until done.

Step 3

Meanwhile, peel vegetables, cut into long strips. Using 2 coups of the meat broth, cook vegetables. Add saffron, celery and parsley leaves.

Step 4

Make a dough with flour and egg; roll it as thin as possible. Cut into 3" stips and roll around rolling pin in spiral. Slide off spirals onto baking sheet and dry in a 200F oven - about 10 minutes.

Step 5

Take soup from heat, remove meat and bones. Remove pork meat from bones, cut into little pieces. Reserve the boiled beef flank as a main course - or save for another occasion.

Step 6

Skim soup to remove fat. Remove vegetables; set aside. Strain broth thru cheesecloth. Cook spiral noodles in soup just prior to serving.

Step 7

Put pork meat in soup tureen, add cooked vegetables, pour in broth with noodles on top.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Beef bones
  • 1 1/2lb Beef flank
  • Salt
  • 1md Onions; diced
  • 1ea Garlic cloves
  • 1tb Paprika
  • 8ea Peppercorns, black, whole
  • 1ea Clove, whole
  • 2lb Pork head
  • 2lb Pork backbone
  • 2ea Carrots
  • 1ea Parsnip
  • 2ea Celery knob
  • 1ea Kohlrabi
  • 1ea Leek; washed, sliced
  • 1pn Saffron
  • Parsley, flat; diced
  • Celery leaves; diced
  • 7oz Flour, all-purpose
  • 1ea Eggs

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