March 18, 2013

Cooking wif Gidget: Dill Pickle Soup!


Last week when my Auntie Carolyn visited, she made Dill Pickle Soup, just like her Polish grammy used to make, and later Auntie Marlene purrfected. So, I thought you might enjoy learning how to make some. If not...then you just go about your bizness...but remember...its your loss.

DILL PICKLE SOUP!

You will need da following:

8 cups of chicken stock or broth
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 medium carrots, coarsely grated
2 cups peeled, cubed potatoes
1 cup thinly sliced celery
5 coarsely grated Polish dill pickles (from a jar)
1/2 cup milk -- not skim
2 tablespoons flour
1 egg
5 tablespoons sourpuss cream
salt and pepper
finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)
finely chopped fresh dill (optional -- but I say put it in!)

  • In a large sauceypan or a soup pot (or a bath tub...whatever!) combine chicken stock, bouillon, carrots, potatoes and celery.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook covered, over low heat, until potatoes start to get soft (about 10 minutes).
  • Do not over cook (shaking stern paw at you and making frowny face). 
  • Add pickles and continue cooking another 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, smack around da milk and flour until smooth and then stir in a small amount of da hot soup (to tempurr) and add back into da soup. Does that make sense to you, cuz...(shaking head) sounds like Polish to me.
  • Anyway! You now bring dis soup to a boil and cook it still slightly thickened.
  • Remove it from heat.
  • In a small bowl (again wif da small bowls...why not use a medium bowl?) Beat egg wif da sourpuss cream till smooth and again stir in a small amount of da hot soup. *Rolling eyes*
  • Add it now back to da soup (are we playing games here? Getting kinda grumpy) and stir until smooth.
  • Keep soup warm but DO NOT BOIL cuz dis milky soup will curdle like nuffin you ever seen!
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish wif da parsley and dill stuff.
Dis recipe makes 10 servings.

Enjoy your soup hoomans cuz I know for sure no kitteh is gonna wanna eat dis soup. We no like to be called a pickle puss!

Cuisinely yours,
Gidget!

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