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Polish Cabbage Soup Recipe

December 17th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 6lbssauerkraut
  2. 1lbcabbage, chopped fine
  3. 1/2lbbacon
  4. 2lbsdried peas
  5. 4lbspotatoes
  6. 2lbsonions
  7. salt, to taste
  8. pepper, to taste
  9. garlic powder, to taste(be generous with the garlic powder)
  10. 1/4cupwhite vinegar(if needed for tartness)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Potatoes: Cook with little salt, drain and mash.
  2. Bacon& Onions: Cut bacon very fine and fry; use the fat from the bacon to cook onions till soft (Cooked bacon can be discarded or saved for use in another dish.)
  3. Sauerkraut: cook with a little water added, then drain and save the juice.
  4. Cabbage: cook in water with very little salt, when tender, drain and When tender, drain and put through a blender.
  5. Dried Peas: Cover with water about 2 inches and cook until tender; DO NOT DRAIN, mash or put through the blender.
  6. Combine potatoes, onions, and sauerkrout in a large pot and blend with a hand (stick) blender until smooth; then add cabbage, peas and sauerkraut water until tart (add vingar as needed)
  7. Helpful Hint: the cabbage and peas should remain hole since they give the soup texture; it should not be the texture of baby food.
  8. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

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