potato & pickle soup, loosely based on insane in the brine’s zupa ogorkowa
2 lb Yukon gold potato
1 lb carrots
1 small onion
5 stalks celery
2 bay leaves
8 cups water
2 tbsp better than bouillon vegetable stock
salt, pepper, crushed red pepper to taste
3 dill pickles, diced
2 tbsp pickle brine
saute onion, celery, and carrot. add potato, water, bouillon, bay leaves & seasonings. simmer until potatoes are cooked. add pickles and brine.
i pureed this soup before adding the pickles, next time i won’t be doing that. i’ll also reduce the amount of carrot by half- i went a little too hard on carrots in this because i love them in soup.
next week will be some sort of orzo soup, not sure exactly how but that’s what i’m feeling