Memories! An other dish my Momma made! Yes jar pickles are used! Very Inexpensive for when times are hard! Instant flour http://www.ochef.com/21.htm
- 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.
Mmmm....we loved this soup. Three people emptied the pot! I have used both soy milk and fat free half and half to make this. Both turned out fine. I've used garlic dills and regular. It's a forgiving recipe for adjusting quantities based on what's in the larder also. Thanks for sharing, Rita.
Really great recipe! Very easy, super inexpensive and delicious. I used my mini chopper to prep my pickles and I diced baby red skin potatoes. After they got soft enough I used potato masher to break them up some more but also leave a little bit of texture. I could not find instant flour so I used quick mixing flour for sauces and gravy and it worked great. Please, do yourself a favor and use fresh dill in this recipe. It adds ton of wonderful flavor. It's one of my favorite soups and I will use this recipe over and over. Thank you Rita!
I used to work with a girl from Hamtramck (the old Polish community of Detroit). She bragged about how good her mom's Dill Pickle Soup was. NOW I know what all the fuss was about! I made half the recipe. It's hard to halve an egg, so I hardboiled it and chopped it up as garnish with the sour cream and dill. As one reviewer suggested I used the best pickles (Vlasic garlic dills, of course). Excellent Rita! This is a keeper. Made and enjoyed for PAC Spring 09.