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Help with Grandma's saurkraut soup recipe


babyangel99 1 | 1  
1 May 2009 /  #1
Hello, I need help bigtime with finding a recipe. We always called it Kapusta but I am starting to think we were wrong since I can't find it on the internet. My darling grandmother used to make this soup and I never got the recipe before she passed. It was a soup and there was saurkraut, tomatoes, and some kind of meat that starts out being on the bone. It was watery like soup and did not have potatoes, beans, cream kielbasa, bacon or mushrooms. The broth was red in color. I'd love to make this for my daughter who loves to hear stories about her Polish Grandmother. Thanks in advance, I am new to this website and it is great.
Pani_Polska - | 89  
1 May 2009 /  #2
Its not Bigos? that is more like a stew with kraut and a little sweet.. otherwise kapusniak but I dont know if there is tomato in it, maybe it was her own recipe that she added to :)
anubis - | 35  
1 May 2009 /  #3
I just googled "polish cabbage soup" and first site that came up, cooks.com, had several recipies. Here's the link:

cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,polish_cabbage_soup,FF.html
plk123 8 | 4,149  
1 May 2009 /  #4
google KAPUĊšNIAK.. kapusta is just cabbage.. kapusniak is not cabbage soup but sauerkraut soup.

i don't recall it ever being reddish but maybe with some red cabbage added... let us know what you find or what you end up cooking up.. pic would be nice too.

btw. same goes for cucumber and dill pickle soups.. not the same; two different dishes.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
1 May 2009 /  #5
maybe with some red cabbage added...

Some people add tomato paste. Nothing wrong with it. It adds color and flavor, I like it.
And, ahh...the falling of the bone ribs in it. yammmm.
plk123 8 | 4,149  
1 May 2009 /  #6
interesting Eurola.
Pani_Polska - | 89  
1 May 2009 /  #7
kapusniak is not cabbage soup but sauerkraut soup.

Thats what I was thinking, she asked for sauerkraut soup, its all I could think of..... must be kapusniak
OP babyangel99 1 | 1  
1 May 2009 /  #8
Thanks for your help everyone. I think it must be a sauerkraut soup I am looking for and I found a recipe that sounds right. Also in my first post I should have wrote that my daughter enjoys stories about her Polish Great Grandmother.

2 pounds sauerkraut, drained
1-2 pounds pork ribs
1 quart tomatoes, cut up with juice (a large 28-ounce can is fine)
1 medium onion, sliced
1-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon sugar (optional)
water, to your preferred thick/thin consistency (about 8 cups)
salt and black pepper to taste
paprika to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 2-3 hours, until the meat readily falls off the bones.

Pick out the bones, correct seasoning, and serve. This is excellent with homemade bread. It is also really good with boiled potatoes on the side.
Pani_Polska - | 89  
1 May 2009 /  #9
Pick out the bones, correct seasoning, and serve. This is excellent with homemade bread. It is also really good with boiled potatoes on the side.

Very nice, have you tried it yet?? :) let us know
plk123 8 | 4,149  
2 May 2009 /  #10
you have to wash the kraut repeatedly first though.

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