Monday, January 16, 2012
Ogórkowa (Polish Dill Pickle Soup)
This is another "so simple it almost isn't a recipe" recipe. Here is my spin on Ogórkowa, Polish dill pickle soup.
Yes it sounds weird to put pickles in soup. Yes I know it sounds weird to have a sour tangy soup with a cream base and potatoes in it. JUST TRY IT! It really is delightful. I know that sounds cheesy but it is true. It is also really good in the summertime if you puree it in the blender and serve it chilled.
The simplified version goes like this: Place about a pound of peeled and chopped potatoes and a couple shredded dill pickles in a stock pot, cover them with 4 parts chicken broth, 2 parts water, and 1 part brine from the dill pickle jar. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. When the potatoes are tender stir in milk or sour cream and a little flour and salt and pepper to taste, stir until the broth becomes creamy. Serve with a little dollop of sour cream and some fresh chopped dill.
Or if you don't want to make your own you can sample it at Sweetly Divine Pastry Shop in Logan. The chef is from Poland and he makes this about once a month. Become a fan of the SWEETLY DIVINE facebook page to find out when he will make it next. He happens to be making it today, Tuesday, January 17th, if you want to try it out.