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Ogórkowa (Polish Dill Pickle Soup)

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Putting pickles in soup may sound weird but once you try it you can’t stop eating it. It is a nice blend of creamy and tangy.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Yellow Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cans (14.5 Oz. Size) Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Dill Pickle Juice
  • 5 whole Large Potatoes
  • 4 whole Dill Pickles
  • 1 whole Rib Of Celery
  • 1 whole Carrot
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour

Preparation

Peel and finely dice the onion. Heat the oil and butter in a stockpot over medium heat and add the onions. Cook until translucent, about 4 or 5 minutes. Add water, broth, pickle juice and turn heat to high and bring to a boil.

While the liquid is heating up, peel and roughly dice potatoes, shred the pickles, peel and finely dice the carrot, finely slice the celery. Once liquid is boiling, add the vegetables, pickles, salt, and pepper. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

While the vegetables are cooking, whisk together the sour cream and the flour in a bowl. Scoop about 1/2 cup of the liquid from the stockpot and pour it slowly into the sour cream while you whisk. Repeat this 2 more times to temper the cream so it doesn’t curdle when you add it to the soup. When the potatoes are tender, reduce heat to medium and add the sour cream mixture to the stockpot and stir until you have a nice creamy soup. Cook about 5 minutes to thicken the soup and heat it through.

Serve immediately. It is traditional to garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of fresh chopped dill and serve with plenty of crusty rye bread.

Notes:

This soup can also be pureed like a potato leek soup if you prefer. To do that I would leave out the carrot and the celery. Once the potatoes are cooked through, cool the soup in small batches over an ice bath. Once cool, run each batch through the blender and return to the pot to be heated up again.

You can control how sour the soup is by adding or reducing the amount of pickle juice and pickles you add. Also, if you want to make this more of a main course, you can always add torn kale leaves and diced kielbasa during the last half of the cooking time.

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The Suzzzz on 4.3.2012

I was given a great bunch of young asparagus recently and added it to a batch of this soup and it was really great. I like my asparagus al dente so I waited until the potatoes were almost done cooking to add the chopped asparagus to it. It worked very well.

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Amanda on 1.16.2012

This sounds so odd and yummy at the same time! Adding the sausage and kale sounds good! Recipe is going into my box now! Thanks for posting.

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Jacek on 1.9.2013

I’m Polish and I know what I am talking about. It is delicious!

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Juptier Mahoney on 9.6.2012

I just discovered this… and it turned out awesome! Thanks for the idea!

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hellosal on 1.23.2012

This had an excellent flavor. I can’t comment on the recipe exactly as written because I omitted the flour and also added cauliflower, cabbage and chicken picked off the bone from making stock for the soup. But it was absolutely delicious and my kids devoured it.

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