It took me few soups to be finally ready to publish this recipe. It dissapeard before I even have a chance to make a picture. Super excited to share a staple in any Polish cuisine… a PICKLE SOUP also know as ogorkowa zupa. Tangy and rich dill pickle soup is a traditional Polish soup made with fermented cucumbers and potatoes. It’s one of my favorite Polish soups! It may sound weird to you but trust me, you will love it, its taste is truly addicting! Are you ready to learn some about my cuisine and my family favorites? Let’s dig in
A tangy, delicious and over-the-top version of Dill Pickle Soup to be exact. This recipe will become a staple in your household. Cant wait to hear what you think about it
Ingredients needed to make this soup
- 5-1/2 cups of your favorite broth if you like to make it instantly
- 1-3/4 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 2 cups chopped carrots, smaller dice
- 2 cup grated dill pickles brine pickles
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 3 cups of water
- 2 cups dill pickle juice if needed
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- Optional garnishes: sliced dill pickles, fresh dill and black pepper
How to make a Pickle Soup
To begin I like to let you know that there is a difference in pickles .. There are made with vinegar and the one I use for this soup are marinated and aged in a dill brine WITHOUT VINEGAR.
What are cucumbers in brine?
This is a traditional Polish product (called ogórki kiszone in Polish). These are cucumbers that are naturally fermented in salted water and there is no vinegar added to the brine. Cucumbers in brine taste so much better than cucumbers pickled with vinegar. They’re a little softer and its taste is truly addicting. They’re also extremely healthy. Vinegar dill pickles are more crunchy and taste vinegary instead of kind of naturally and pleasantly sour (and maybe a little bit sweet).
I will share my recipe later but in a meantime get some directions HERE
Here is full recipe how you can ferment your pickles to make your recipe on the budget
There are so many ways you can go about this soup. If you are in a hurry and want it now you can use your chicken or beef broth for the base of this pickle soup. There is nothing wrong with that.
I usually get some meat with bone it could be ribs too and simple cook my own beef broth. It is up to you.
Let’s make pickle soup!
- In a large pot, combine broth, potatoes, carrots and bring to boil
- Grate or slice your pickles but dont add them to your soup till your carrots and potatoes are tender. It is super important step.
- Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender.
- Now it is time to add pickles and continue to boil.
- Add pickle juice if needed that means brine your pickles were in , Old Bay, salt and pepper if needed. I usually taste as I go to make sure all is right.
- Cook 5 more minutes and add a bit of your heavy cream and remove from heat. Serve immediately garnished with chopped dill.
Ta daaa pickle soup is ready!
Polish cuisine at its best
I like my soup nice, tangy and thick … not a big fan of pureed soups .. Check out those chunks of goodness here. Don’t you just want to dig in ? I am already drooling over here ..lol. My Mom used to ask me to cook one for us since I got its flavor just right every time to our family likings. I love tangy with bit of sourness dishes. Not a big fan of sweets in my menu.
All pickle juice is not created equal. Some is saltier than others but that you can adjust with simply sampling as you cook right? Taste your soup after adding the pickle juice and final seasonings. It’s possible you will not need any salt or would prefer more or less.
Zupa ogorkowa tangy soup
I promise this soup is the most delicious one you ever had and as always it is sooo addicting. You cant stop of one bowl of pickle soup… and this after taste is just soooooo good.
Borscht ..a beet soup is another contender in our Polish menu. Similar heavenly after taste that you dont want to end. You must check full recipe HERE
This is an authentic Polish recipe, just how it’s made in Poland! If you make this recipe you will try the real-deal dill pickle soup!
Ogórki kiszone are one of the staples of Polish cuisine and one of the fermented goods that Polish people love, like sauerkraut. I so cant wait for you to try my pickle soup otherwise known as zupa ogorkowa
Pierogi is a must to try. Here is easy recipe. I am all about preserving my favorites from polish cuisine.
Here summer version of beet soup
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