Monday, November 21, 2011

My Favorite winter soup!

This is my favorite soup for cold winter nights! It's hot, and spicy, and just plain yummmy!

Remember I'm Russian, so while it may seem strange to you.... you have GOT to try it!!!

1 large package of skinny ribs (don't use country ribs!!!! the skinny ones are the best)
1 or 2 large cans of sauerkraut (don't use the one in bags, the flavor isn't the same, go for the cans!) How many can you use depend on how much soup you want to make
1 large container of sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
Water to cover

Cut the ribs into pieces of 4 or 5 ribs at a time
place in large pot, with enough water to cover them, and bring to a boil
Let cook for 15 minutes..... then lower heat.

Add the large cans of sauerkraut (with the juice) and bring to a slow rolling boil for about 1/2 hour.

Add enough water to bring it almost to the top of the pan, usually 3 of the empty cans of sauerkraut

Add salt and pepper to taste (lots of pepper is best, but it's up to you)

then add the large container of sour cream, making sure to do it slowly, and stir, stir, stir.

Reduce heat to a low simmer, and let it cook for about an hour.

There you have it, tangy, creamy, and good. I always eat the soup, and save the ribs till the last.... the longer they are in the soup, the softer and better they are!