Recipe by brian48195
This Dill Pickle Soup tastes just like the one they serve at the Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck, MI, a long time Polish city next to Detroit. If you ever get a chance, stop into eat there. If you grew up Polish, it feels like you're eating in Grandma's basement. Enjoy!
Top Review by rattatouille
Well, reading the reviews kinda surprised me at first. They were mostly negative. So i thought i would use them to "tweek" this recipe before i made it. I used three cups of potatoes instead of two...cut into very small cubes and used a whole cup of half and half instead of a half cup of milk..and added one more spoon of flour. Also i increased the sour cream to 8 ounces and all i can say is "WOW"!!! the recipe has the right ingredients and method...just needed an adjustment. I have been going to polish village for 20 years and i applaud them...this soup the way i made it is probably as close as you can get without actually going there!!!
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- 2 medium carrots, coarsely grated
- 2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup celery, thinly sliced
- 5 polish dill pickles, coarsely grated (from the jar)
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 egg
- 5 tablespoons sour cream
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh dill, finely chopped (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large saucepan or soup pot with cover, combine chicken broth (or stock), bouillon, carrots, potatoes and celery.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook covered, over low heat, til potatoes start to get soft (about 10 minutes).
- Do not over cook. Add pickles and continue cooking about 15 minutes.
- In a small bowl, beat milk and flour til smooth and stir in a small amount of the hot soup (to temper) and add to soup.
- Bring to the boil and cook til slightly thickened.
- Remove from heat.
- In a small bowl, beat egg with sour cream till smooth and stir in a small amount of the hot soup.
- Add to soup and stir til smooth.
- Keep soup warm but DO NOT BOIL (the soup will curdle).
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Garnish with parsley and dill (optional).