Christmas Beetroot Soup

A traditional Polish soup which is definitely an inseparable part of the dinner on Christmas Eve.

I serve it with mini meat dumplings (the recipe for them is here: Meat Dumplings). It’s so delicious!😋

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1kg beetroots
  • ½ celery
  • 1 whole leek
  • 2 onions
  • 3 sour apples
  • 5 tbsp wine vinegar/apple cider vinegar
  • salt, pepper, 2 garlic cloves

HOW TO:

  1. Cut beetroots in two and place them in a big pot with cold water. The water shouldn’t overreach the beetroot halves.
  2. Crisp up onions in whole in the oven preheated to 200°C until golden brown.
  3. Add leek, celery and the onions. Bring to boil.
  4. When the soup begins to boil, add wine vinegar/apple cider vinegar and turn the heat off after a while. Simmer until the beetroots become softer. At the end of the cooking add the pepper and the garlic cloves (don’t do that before – the two ingredients could cause bitterness).
  5. After removing the pot from the burner, put apple quarters into the soup.
  6. Leave overnight or even two.
  7. I percolate the liquid through a strainer in order to getr id of everything I do not need anymore. (Sometimes I add a bit of broth but this step is totally optional.)
  8. Then I heat up the soup and serve it with uszka (little meat duplings).

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