I would like to share with you a recipe for a special Polish sauerkraut soup. I have prepared a short cooking tutorial/my own attempt of preparing the dish. The video is in Polish however you can find the recipe in English here 😊.
- 2 carrots
- 2 onions
- 4 medium sized potatoes
- 1 bacon strip
- 300g Sauerkraut (1/3 of the jar)
It is a personal favourite and no matter how often I have it, it always stirs up a happy feeling round my body. I really want to say that it reminds me of Poland but that would be a lie. The only dinners I remember or envision me having in Poland are fried sausages with ketchup, fasolka szparagowa z bułeczką, kotlety z piersi kurczaka i chleb z pasztetem…
I just read back at what I wrote. This is what writing in English but having to think in Polish looks like, I mash up both languages unintentionally. The names of the food has always been known to me in Polish as they’d be prepared by my mum and I never have had to give exact names in English before. Oh dear. (After a while of searching and thinking this through: green beans with bread crumbs, chicken breast strips and pâté sandwiches.
Other childhood food memories from Poland are: eating handful (literally) of onions (and now I can’t stand them), watermelon, cherries, bób, buraki, barszcz and chips with milk. (Oops, I did it again).
Food that bring back childhood memories in England are: Chinese noodles, Domino’s pizza, chocolate cereal and chocolate digestives. For some reason the food I remember from Poland seems to be a lot more healthy. Hmm.
Anyway here is the recipe:
- Begin with boiling 1/3 of a pot of water and add ‘some’ oil (teaspoon or two).
- Slice carrots into quarters and make two cuts in the onions without splitting them. Place into the boiling water.
- Peel the potatoes an cut them into small cubes. Place into the pot.
- Boil all together for around 15 minutes/until the potatoes are soft.
- Squeeze the onions to get all the nutrients out and throw out. You may also take the carrots out if you wish.
- Slice the bacon into pieces. Add the sauerkraut and bacon to the pot.
- Add a teaspoon of salt, mix, turn down the heat and boil for a few minutes .
- Wait to slightly cool down and eat 😀
I hope you enjoy this simple homemade dish and come back for more ‘In My Mum’s Kitchen’ recipes!
The Gab’ Eye