I consulted three cookbooks for this recipe of which one is taken from the “Velka Kucharka”(Big Cookbook) by Brabec – a favorite cookbook of my mom’s. “Velka kucharka” was written during deep communist times (1969) so the authenticity of this recipe is 100% guaranteed…
- 7 0z. Sauerkraut
- 6 cups of water
- 2 potatoes, diced
- 2 tbs. of flour
- 1 onion,diced
- 4 slices of bacon
- Polish sausage (kielbasa)
- 5-10 white mushrooms, diced
- 1 tsp. Caraway seeds
- 1-2 tsp. Sweet paprika
- Saute finely diced bacon
- Add sliced Polish sausage, mushrooms and onion; saute for about 5 min.
- Sprinkle with flour and stir everything around
- Add drained sauerkraut, diced potatoes, caraway seeds and paprika and stir
- Add water, salt and cook until tender
- Optional: top with sour-cream before serving
- Don’t forget to serve it with a good (rustic) bread! That’s a key!!!
PS: Also, if after tasting the finished soup, you still feel like it needs something, try to add a little bit of the sauerkraut juice and a little bit of sugar (to balance the acidity out)If you liked this post buy me a coffee! (Suggested:$3 a latte $8 for a pound) Thanks!