Other times we simply ate Omi's homemade sauerkraut with a little pasta or a warm pretzel. I love how different families take different spins on this classic soup. If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Yay! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). . Oh hello!!! Use a sturdy wooden spoon to beat the dough at least 200 strokes, rolling it over and over in the bowl until smooth and an occasional bubble appears on the surface. 3. Add the oil. Boil kraut and potaotes in water for 15 min. 2 Freestyle points per cup! Wrap the cloth around the loaf, and tie the ends. February 2020. pork roast Soon I hope! My family loves, loves, loves this soup. My mom used to make this and I have made it numerous times over the years…..I have always started with the ham bone left over from Easter or Christmas – simmer it in water for a few hours with onion a carrot and some celery leaves. Bright, delicious, nutritious. It sounds like you have a new favorite! If I didn’t want to use bacon, what would you recommend as an alternative non pork fat. Even now it’s in the making. Looks so good! I made my own and it’s too salty which is why I want to use it for soup, but thinking rinsing may get rid of some of that sour fermentation? Pour into broth and let soup simmer on low until heated through. It snowed today in Minnesota so it was perfect for the weather. And you even made it into a one pot meal. Add the cider and cook until almost completely reduced. I didn’t have any bacon so I cubed a fair amount of smoked ham, and followed your recipe to the tee……so delicious ! Slowly add milk and cream to flour mixture. 2 1/2 lb. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Thanks for sharing! Could I use the homemade sauerkraut from your recipes? Hashtag them #natashaskitchen. I have only used 2 eggs which was enough. Hi, Catherine, yes that would work fine to use store-bought sauerkraut. If you try it out, let me know how you like it . Ingredients: 2 tablespoons sunflower oil; small piece of bacon I made some sauerkraut and I am so excited to try this after looking around. I can’t wait to make this. The sauerkraut was one of their primary vegetable sources during the cold months, so they got creative with it and made Kapustnyak (sauerkraut soup). Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I do stir all of the ingredients as directed however; I use judgment with the milk as to not make it too moist of a batter. Kyselica has its origins in the word kysely, a Czech word that means 'sour'. I found your recipe for sauerkraut soup and made it today and can I tell you that it is DELICIOUS! Barley would really be delicious and the soup! I hope you enjoy it! Kapusniak brings a heartwarming glow to the kitchen. Since your recipe made a large amount, I gave my sister some. Thank you for the recipe! Oh, sweet memories…. They should be hard. Thanks for sharing . We are practically neighbors! No need to keep kneading it..just mix it all together until soft/doughy but still holding it's shape. Can I use canned or jarred sauerkraut in this recipe? Place the dough onto a cheesecloth or white cotton cloth, and form into a loaf shape. Sounds so nice with the rainy weather we’re having. I took them out after 20 mintutes cutting them in half with a thread and found the center still raw so popped them in for another 10 minutes, Knedliky - Czech Dumpling with Sauerkraut (Zeli), Congrats! Mix and the salad is ready to serve. I love how much variety there is from one recipe to another. I’m going to try tour soup. Love your soup!by any chance do you know the calories? First of all, kapustnica is known as our Christmas soup. I would love to hear how it turned out . I only rinsed the sauerkraut once as I wanted it a little sour. Have a great day . Made it vegetarian for my daughter. I don't have a dumpling slicer (but my grandmother is giving me hers) so I used thread to slice them. Make a well in the center, and pour in the eggs and 1 cup of milk. Serve with sauerkraut. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy 2020 New Year to you, your husband and those two adorable children. I love anything with sauerkraut. I always have a jar of Bubbies sauerkraut in the fridge, so that makes it even easier! Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer 15 min. I just made this and it’s delish! I’m happy you enjoyed that! Yes I absolutely remember! Perfect for a chili day. I wanted to thank Do you have suggestions on how to turn this into a slow-cooked meal? I did not bother cooking it in a cloth just popped them in salty boiling water. This is almost exactly like my grandmother used to make it with the exception that she dropped individual "blobs" of dumpling dough into the water. its so interesting how everyones version of “kapusnyak” is different from Ukraine! – 1 hr. We also put a spoonful of mashed potatoes on each serving. . Thank you for this recipe! Heat through, season to taste. • Add kielbasa and sauerkraut. It should be served with roast pork, sauerkraut and a nice glass of beer. In my opinion I have perfected this recipe and I can make my dumplings in less than one hour. Boil kraut and potatoes in water for 15 minutes. Stir to blend, and add enough additional milk to make a moist battery dough, not like pancake batter. Brings back memories… I follow the recipe as written and it turns out delicious every time. After talking my brood into trying it we didn’t have enough….Will make double the next time. Slowly add to soup mixture, stirring constantly. Hi Lynn, the only thing I can think of like that is our Okroshka summer soup which is a cold soup. if you have some cabbage, toss that in too. both my family and my husband’s family have been making some version of this for generations. Thank you. I only used 1 potato but used double the white beans. Stir together the cornstarch and water; mix into the sauerkraut, and simmer for a few minutes before removing from the heat. What do you think? Drop in my dumplings and then boil for approximately 20 min. I roll my smaller (hand sized) football shaped knedlick in a little flour just barely and then throw into boiling SALTED water..I don't cover it, just let it cook for 25 minutes poking with a fork and rolling about 3-4 times while cooking. In large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Thanks Leigh! Both of my grandmothers and my own mother passed away before I became interested in cooking and I have always regretted not learning this traditional meal. 15 min. Almost as though you would flour a cutting board for bread dough. If you experiment, let me know how it goes! Not yet. Forest workers traditionally ate kyselica as a breakfast meal. This was great! I hope you love the soup! Andrew, thanks for pointing that out. I found it at Fred Meyer in the refrigerator section . the soup he is refraining to\ is Rauginty Kopusty Sriuba served in the morning usually after a heavy night of drinking and traditional for the day after the wedding crowd ,caraway tyme bayleaf and tomato paste no drain usually homemade kraut ,all of your other ingredients are same ,, my mom also did hers with beef shank lots marrow in the shank cubed pork butt can also be used. Place the drained sauerkraut into a saucepan, and add enough water to cover the surface. 45 min. Her comment, “DELICIOUS!!! It really is; weird, but good. My grandma always makes me a jar of Ukrainian квашеная капуста, can I use that?? It’s very good! Thank you Sonya for the detailed instructions (it brought back so many memories). We live in Meridian, ID (close to Boise). I’m happy to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes Lilia! We are truly blessed to live in the US! Its missing a piece of chicken lol; I made it with this recipe and I think the chicken would be a good addition. It leaves them virtually in their true form and allows the steam to escape so that they don't turn out too hard. Great soup. You are a great cook. It also keeps a nicer texture, to my thinking. I may have over-kneaded and possibly cooked them just a little too long but they were still very delicious. This recipe looks awesome. Now I’m wishing I had this simmering away on the stove! Season soup to taste (I added 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp Mrs Dash). I think I also had more than three cups of sauerkraut. I love me some sauerkraut salad! Do you have a recipe similar to this? Bring to a boil over … Thank you for sharing your review Connie! One of the most favourite Slovak soups is associated with many merry moments. I added sausage with bacon and fresh cabbage Delish. They are a good source of potassium and if you are concerned about weight gain my doctor says no bread or pasta but yes on potatoes. Add comma separated list of ingredients to exclude from recipe. Here you'll find delicious, trusted recipes with easy step-by-step photos and videos. I might enjoy the extra sour-ness. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Try it. Once I found this recipe I was in HEAVEN. Thank you ladies for generously sharing your delicious recipes! Fry bacon in a small skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned. Here’s the link if you want to try it. I did not bother beating the eggs beforehand just popped them in. It’s still sitting on the hob, but when I bowl it up, going to put some soured cream on the table (I think crème fraiche would be better, though I don’t find it in my markets around here). Love it for the simplicity and the aroma and the flavour! Slice the dumpling loaf. Thank you! My favorite unusual soup is a curried cauliflower soup with Swiss cheese and sweet potatoes. I’m glad to hear the recipe was a great success! Let it cook for at least 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Made this tonight and it turned out super delicious! While cooking the last turkey, I threw all the carrots, onions and celery in the oven at the same time, chopped and froze them. Thanks for following and sharing your review! My family loves. My husband’s grandparents stored sauerkraut in barrels for winter. You’re welcome Luda :). We also had more of a sauerkraut taste, which was fine with me, but next time I might try cooking it longer. It is so good. That’s just awesome!! I’ve never been any good at cooking with sauerkraut (though I have tried). I’m so happy to hear that! Can I use a jar (in there juice) of sauerkraut? When asked how much sauerkraut, for example, Lenka just said, “As much as you want.” Hmm… So, I’ve put measurements for the way I like it. I know right, we recently roasted some salo over at my parent’s fire pit. Emily, caramelized onions sounds great . A very traditional way to eat the leftover dumplings the next day for breakfast or brunch is to chop them up into cubes, pan fry in a little butter; then add eggs and milk, and cook as if you are making scrambled eggs. And liquid smoke and salt to the olive oil before adding the onions. As far as this recipe goes I use everything up to the breadcrumbs. Sounds like the perfect comfort food soup. Thank you for that wonderful feedback, Barbara! Get weekly updates on new recipes, exclusive giveaways plus behind the scenes photos. . You’re welcome Janet! Great take on a traditional kapustyak! This one I have to make tonight! Thank you so much! I think the added sweetness helps. Total: 1 hr. Instead of bacon, I used AmyLu Chicken sausage (Tequila Habenero flavor), and bacon bits. Delicious – thanks for the recipe! I’ll definitely have to make it soon. I am so thankful she taught me all of her old special recipes growing up. Remove from the water, unwrap, and cover with a tea towel. Also pickle soup. It’s also the perfect example of how the farmers and common folks of Ukraine made delicious foods with simple basic ingredients. I like how you made it with bacon and beans instead of sausage. I hope you loved it too because it sounds like there will be alot of sauerkraut soup in your future. Zvonice: sauerkraut soup!!!!! This is going to be great. As for the sauerkraut I did my grandmother's. Any particular reason for rinsing the sauerkraut? I really need to hire some help to do that for me! Made a pork roast in the slow cooker with the zeli and I had a childhood dinner I begged for! Info. Thank you for sharing that with us! 2. Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce! So yummy. Heat through, season to taste. .. It looks wonderful. You’ve inspired me to make Kapusta soup. Thank you Jessica! I have found that too many breadcrumbs create air pockets for water to enter when boiling. I just made it and my husband loves it. The quinoa will be a nice addition I will have to try. As for the milk I keep that to a minimum as well as the breadcrumbs. We are also working on site redesign and calorie count is on the list as well so stay tuned . Dash seasoning, to taste. Looks amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing. Thank you for this recipe. My Viennese grandmother taught me a recipe for making sauerkraut that is almost a meal by itself. You’re so sweet. I HEARD THIS IS A GREAT SOUP FOR WEIGHT LOSS, KEEPING OUT THE POTATO AND ADDING MORE CARROTS. Then I wored the bread cubes in and decided to divide the dough into 2 knedliky which was a good decision as it fit in the pot better. The recipe below is an accurate description of how my mom used to make this soup, and she always got raves from everyone who tried it. Excellent!! Pork Roast: Prep: 15 min. I’d love to know how you like it with those changes Kelly!! https://www.quick-german-recipes.com/sauerkraut-soup-recipe.html Don't complicate simple recipe...mix-boil and be done! Sauerkraut With German, Austrian, and Czech Influence. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this recipe! This sounds delicious! Chicken soup never fails us, especially with the weather getting chilly. It is a thick soup consisting of potatoes, sauerkraut and smoked meat that dates back several centuries. It’s definitely a keeper!!!!! Will make for dinner tonight. I didn’t have white beans so I used chick peas and they worked well as a substitute. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. I have been trying to replicate my grandmother's knedlicky recipe for a while now- the cheesecloth is a great suggestion! :))). Place the ham hock and the spareribs in a large pot and cover with the water. When I cook up a large bag of dried beans, I usually divide after cooking into small packages for the freezer. It sounds similar to how I make borscht. I altered the recipe in several subtle ways: country ham instead of bacon; garbanzo beans instead of white beans; added 1/2 lb ground venison & 2 cups chopped kale [both of which were in the refrigerator and needed to be used in something! I fixed the hyperlink and you can click here to see the tutorial. Oh my, that was wonderful. Made many times. 2 cups sauerkraut, drained . Thanks! I’m so happy you enjoyed the soup. … Then we serve it with pork roast and sauerkraut. Sauteed onions should also be added to the sauerkraut. Can I drain and use that? Add the sauerkraut and pulse until the dough starts to form a ball. Here I’m sharing about the batch style cooking of the old world, food that took minimum active time, as well as the recipe for kapustnica, Slovak sauerkraut soup. The Best Sauerkraut Soup With Pork Recipes on Yummly | Eastern European Meal: Delicious Sauerkraut Soup With Chorizo And Potatoes Recipe (recept: Skvělá Zelňačka S Klobásou A Bramborami), Sauerkraut Soup, Sauerkraut Soup Cook for 20 minutes or so. What if I have made my own homeade sauerkraut? I added a large tablespoon of brown sugar, not sure why brown, it just seemed the right choice. It is definitely healthy! Add sliced carrots, potatoes, 1/4 cup quinoa (if using), 8 cups broth and 2 cups water. So we love this salad because basically the only thing we need to cut is the onion. Natasha, Thanks for all the fail-proof recipes My Grandmother made a sauerkraut soup with sliced kielbasa and milk added (it was a white soup), that was so delicious my husband would have two big bowls, and (you know) that was before the borscht and chicken noodle soup. This recipe was inspired by one of my readers, Oksana, who shared her recipe for sauerkraut soup and bean soup with me. Ok, so I finally got around to making this soup and it is absolutely fantastic. Read my disclosure policy. Thank you so much for the awesome review and for sharing your cooking notes! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Strain the stock from the bones etc and add a couple of cut up potatos, carrots and celery adding the sour kraut to the soup at the end. I’d love to use my crock pot. I substituted polish sausage for the bacon and it was delicious. Hello Edna, quinoa is an optional ingredient but I haven’t tried rice yet to advise. I had Czech hruba and polohruba flours at home so I have used these. Add to broth. I might double the white beans. Looks absolutely delicious. It was my first time and the cabbage is still a bit crunchy but I think it would do well in this dish. I will give this a try, as soon as I can make more of your homemade sauerkraut, we’ve been eating lots of sauerkraut salad. I am also Ukrainian and I am loving your site. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption. I really love your recipe, Natasha! https://www.polishyourkitchen.com/polishrecipes/sauerkraut-soup-kapusniak https://housewifehowtos.com/cook/recipe-make-your-own-mrs-dash-season-salt-and-old-bay/ Add chopped bacon and sautee until browned then remove with a slotted spoon and reserve. We are so happy you're here. I don’t have anything like that but my oh my that sounds wonderful! Perfect soup for the cold, rainy day!!! Would it be just as good from homemade sauerkraut? I haven’t tried it in a slow cooker because it doesn’t require a very long cook time. Where is the salted water? This sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing that with me Jan! She taught me to mix a tablespoon of flour in about 2 tablespoons of sour cream then mix in some broth from the soup until smooth and add it right at the last few minutes to come to a quick short boil to enrich the soup. . It’s hearty, filling and will warm your belly. Serve with fresh crusty bread. The sauerkraut gives it a lovely texture and zing and the bacon provides a subtle smokiness. Have a great day! This recipe reminds me of Shchi in a small way… but do you have any recipes you can share for Shchi? . I'm Natasha Kravchuk. Yum, can’t wait. Hi Pasha, I don’t have a recipe like that but it sure looks good after a quick google search! Grease two baking sheets and set aside. 1 (16 ounce) jar sauerkraut - rinsed and drained, Back to Knedliky - Czech Dumpling with Sauerkraut (Zeli). My mom always made this soup in winter. We have added pork steak to it also which was our family recipe from Poland yummy…. FREE BONUS: 5 Secrets to Be a Better Cook! Thank you for your recipe! #sothankful ? Jan 31, 2013 - This is very easy and delicious soup. Information is not currently available for this nutrient. Idefinitely really liked But I did want for just a teensy bit more tang). Don't be afraid to try this recipe! Thank you for the great review! We just squeeze any juice out of it, (rinse if too sour), then add pinch of salt (optional, we don’t always do this step), pinch of sugar (or more if you’re making for a crowd), sliced onion (red or yellow), and a very high quality sunflower oil from European stores. They were perfect! Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved, The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified. Hi! The “click to learn” hyperlink isn’t available. Wow. Great meal for our cold winter nights. Add comma separated list of ingredients to include in recipe. Hi Catherine, if using jarred sauerkraut, I would still do “triple rinsed & drained” or it might overwhelm the flavors of the soup. Skip the baking soda, add another tsp or 2 of baking powder. Cook until the sausage is caramelized and the fat is rendered, 4 to 6 minutes. I can finally make my grandmother's dumplings! The bacon is a nice treat in this soup. Instead of adding potatoes during cooking, our family made mashed potatoes and placed a huge dollop on top of the soup then fresh grated garlic. All natural cider vinegar and sauerkraut, seems to me there’s a real health-bomb in that, too. Remove and slice with knedlicky cutter from czech, or let cool and cut with bread knife into bread width pieces. Boil kraut and potaotes in water for 15 minutes. This is the best soup! Have some kraut left from Reuben Sandwiches, so making this tonight! When I smell the acetic odour of sauerkrat (magic is in fermenting in clay barrels), I immediately feel like there should be a pine tree with presents underneath somewhere around. Kyselica (kyselice) is a traditional sauerkraut soup from the historic Wallachian region in the Czech Republic. Add finely chopped celery and onion. i have some in crock pot as i write…my aunt used to make this with pig ears and tails and as a child she never told me what was in it…all i know is that it was delicious…cant wait to see how this turns out. Each family in Czech Republic makes it a little bit different this is the way we do it. Will have to be on the look out for a barrel cured sauerkraut. I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! My husband said he can picture himself coming in the house on a snowy day after shoveling the driveway, and eating a big bowl of it. It is very nice you have replied to questions for years! Add 2-3 cups of well rinsed and drained sauerkraut and half of cooked bacon (I keep some for garnish), white beans with their juice, and 1 bay leaf and continue to cook until potatoes are tender (about 10 min). My mom would never take the time to give me the recipe. Add sliced carrots, potatoes, 1/4 cup quinoa (if using), 8 cups broth and 2 cups water. Generally homemade sauerkraut works fine. If we made a vegetarian version with vegetable stock or water we added dried mushrooms we pre-soaked in hot water for a while first- and added the mushroom soaking liquid. Absolutely love this… I changed the bacon for smoked kielbasa and I added a pinch of white pepper instead of the black. ?Excellent with fresh crusty bread. In a small saucepan, melt butter, add flour to melted butter and whisk, making a roux. That is very similar to how we make it too. 1. Combine the sauerkraut with the water in a medium-size pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. That’s awesome!! Do you have such a recipe, or the expert that you are, concoct one that makes sense? Thank you! © Copyright 2020, 20 Things to Cook This Month That Have Nothing to Do With Thanksgiving, 15 Vegan Muffin Recipes for Easy Breakfasts, 15 Comfort Food Dinners That Start With Creamy Alfredo Sauce, 2-Ingredient Snacks That Are Too Easy Not to Make, Use Your Stale Bread in These Savory Bread Puddings, 13 Spiked Apple Cider Cocktails to Celebrate the Season, 15 Comfort Food Casseroles Inspired by World Cuisines, 12 Recipes to Turn Extra Chicken into Healthy Main Dish Salads, 15 Ground Beef Soup Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners, Ground Turkey Slow Cooker Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals, 11 Top Chicken Casseroles That Lean to the Healthy Side, 12 Classic Italian Recipes Made Easy in the Instant Pot, Nutrition In the fall I canned Kraut, spicy braised pork, and chicken stock. I followed the advices of 200 strokes but instead knead it 200x times by hand until the dough was elastic (sprung back when depressed) and did not stick to my hands anymore. With 26 recipes, cultural stories, and in-depth health info on traditional cooking practices, there is so much more than I’ve shared here! Thank you and I am so glad you found my website! Our readers have reported great results using sausage and kielbasa. Also very yummy. Thanks a bunch , Ahhh! I’m happy to find this recipe. Thanks for sharing your helpful review with other readers!!! I loved this recipe. Bear in mind the knedlik will rise as it cooks to 1.5-2 times its raw size. Soup with SALO, that’s how Ukrainians roll lol.. Love it. It was always a feast. Natasha, your recipes are AMAZING! Have you tried this in a slow cooker? It’s hot here in Californua, but we live soup!! Sauerkraut soup with sausage. Great suggestion Jeff, thanks for sharing! Most people won't think twice about serving basic cornbread when is on the table. My mom used to make kapusta soup, and this recipe is the closest to it. Season soup to taste (I added 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp Mrs Dash). Combine the flour and white pepper in a food processor, add the shortening, and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer 15 min. Thanks! I have never bought Mrs.Dash before so I found a recipe and mixed it up for this. You’re welcome, Edwina! What a treat to find this recipe! Add sauerkraut, continue browning until sauerkraut is cooked well. Sometimes we had smoked pork chops or bratwurst along with a steaming plate of this Bohemian specialty.