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Danish turtle soup

  • Serves 8



  1. Buy a cleaned and ready-to-use turtle from a reliable market, or pay such a market to prepare your own catch.
  2. Cut the turtle meat into small pieces.
  3. Put the butter in a skillet; add the onion and celery to brown lightly.
  4. Add the turtle meat and fry 15 or 20 minutes.
  5. Transfer to kettle.
  6. Add 6 tablespoons of brandy, flame it and let burn.
  7. Add the 8 tablespoons of red wine, spices and the flour.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Add the stock.
  10. Let the mixture boil slowly for 4 hours.
  11. Add the parsley, eggs, white wine and brandy while still hot and blend well.
  12. Serve at once.