It has been rather a tepid winter in New Jersey.We have been very spoiled with temps in the 40’s.
However, today I woke up to my Ole sciatica “yelling, snow!”.
Yes, then the weatherman said, “snow.” As I could feel the temps drop hour by hour today. By late afternoon I was thinking “Soup” would be good for dinner..
It just seemed time for some good old fashioned Polish Pickle Soup. Yes, if you have never had this soup, it sounds very odd. But, those that have been brave enought to taste it,, we love it!! It is an easy recipe,,,, be brave–> try it!
Dill Pickle Soup
6 cups vegetable stock or 6 cups chicken stock
4 large dill pickles, shredded
1/2 cup pickle juice, from the pickle jar
2 1/2 cups thinly sliced potatoes
2 tablespoons instant flour
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons soft butter
chopped fresh dill
salt and pepper
In a large saucepan or soup pot with cover, combine stock, pickles, pickle liquid & potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook covered, over low heat until potatoes start to get soft (about 10 minutes).
Combine flour and milk, add to broth, bring to a boil and remove from heat.
Combine egg and butter and stir into broth.
Return pot to the stove and heat through without boiling. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with sour cream and or dill.
Polish Pickle Soup!