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    Polish White Borscht (Bialy Barszcz)

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    20 mins

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    10 mins

    threeovens's Note:

    This recipe contains no beets, but for some reason is still called borscht. It does contain kielbasa, hard cooked eggs, and potatoes! Adapted from Sarah Karnasiewicz, Los Angeles Times.

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    1. 1
      Place the kielbasa and eggs (still in their shells, they are going to be hard-cooked) into a 4-quart pot and cover with the water and bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 8 minutes.
    2. 2
      Use a slotted spoon, to remove eggs to an ice water bath; continue simmering the kielbasa for 15 minutes more.
    3. 3
      Drain kielbasa, reserving the cooking liquid separately.
    4. 4
      Return the pot to the heat melt the butter; turn the heat up to medium and stir in the garlic and leeks and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Reduce heat and cook until leeks are very tender, about 20 minutes, being careful not to let the leeks brown.
    6. 6
      Stir in the potatoes and reserved cooking liquid, increase heat to a simmer, cover, and continue cooking until potatoes are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
    7. 7
      Puree the soup using an immersion blender, or in a standing blender, in batches; return soup to medium-low heat.
    8. 8
      In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and sour cream; stir in 1/2 cup of the soup to temper the mixture, then whisk into the soup in the pot on the stove.
    9. 9
      Slice the kielbasa into 1/2-inch slices and stir into soup; stir in horseradish and season with salt and pepper.
    10. 10
      Thin soup with water if needed.
    11. 11
      Peel the eggs and roughly chop them as a garnish for the soup.

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    Nutritional Facts for Polish White Borscht (Bialy Barszcz)

    Serving Size: 1 (331 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 285.9
    Calories from Fat 180
    Total Fat 20.0 g
    Saturated Fat 8.8 g
    Cholesterol 152.2 mg
    Sodium 774.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 2.8 g
    Protein 12.3 g

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