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.


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,


  1. Wow - that sounds tasty to M - not sure about me Mario. M said she probably would try it. We loved seeing your picture on that other site about Turkish Van cats too. There are so many breeds that we are not familiar with and Turkish Van is one of them. M just knows you are a gorgeous hunk of mancat. he he

  2. Wot a neat post Herm, old fambly recipes is so special!! Mama likes making her gramma's recipe for sweet n sour meatballs OMNOMNOM!

  3. Oh wow! That sounds really nice! Well done Herms and Gidget :) Love from Mezzy and Tazo and mummy Karen X x

  4. Very interestin' recipe. Question... where does the peep find "sourpuss cream?" Grumpy Cat sell that? purrs

  5. My human having Polish roots, I will give her the recipe =^.^=

  6. Wow that sounds good. We will print it out and have a go sometime.
    Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly


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