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Lazy woman soup – Thuringian Grümpelsupp

A quick and easy soup

Grümpelsupp is also called lazy woman soup. A soup that does not require much time and effort. It is native to Thuringia. Grümpel are small lumps of flour made from egg, flour and salt.


It is a simple but tasty soup. In the original recipe, a meat broth is prepared from greens and meat, into which the greens and the finely chopped meat are then added. To save time, you can also use a ready-made meat stock for the Grümpelsupp.


The famous Friedrich Schiller ate Grümpelsuppe for seven months in the inn “Zum Braunen Roß” in Bauerbach, when he was a penniless guest who somehow had to pay the bill.

Thüringer Grümpelsupp in a bowl

Recipe Grümpelsupp (Lazy women soup)

A quick and easy soup.
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Course: soup
Cuisine: Thuringia
Keyword: savoury
Difficulty: Beginner
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients & Shopping list

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1,5 l meat broth
  • soup greens
  • parsley
  • salt


Grümpel (flour crumbs)

  • Mix the flour with the egg and a pinch of salt until the flour crumbles (about the size of cherries).


  • Bring the meat broth to a boil with the greens.
  • Reduce the heat and slowly add the "gruempel".
  • Heat over a low flame.
  • Bring to the boil briefly and add some more chopped parsley.
  • Add a little brown butter to finish.

Tips & Hints

The soup as a main meal or as a small snack for in between.


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