Polish Dill Pickle Soup

Polish Dill Pickle Soup (AKA Polish Potato Soup)Tangy and creamy Polish Dill Pickle Soup, a potato soup variation with added intrigue! 

Creamy Polish Dill Pickle Soup (AKA Polish Potato Soup)
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The first time I ever tasted Polish Dill Pickle Soup was at a neighborhood potluck. The theme was “Baltic Night” and every family was required to bring a dish from a country bordering the Baltic Sea.

It was fun to see (and taste) the wide array of north-eastern european dishes everyone cooked. We brought Potato Latkes and Swedish Creams to the party. However one of our friends brought the show-stopper of the evening, Polish Dill Pickle Soup!

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Classic Polish Dill Pickle Soup (AKA Polish Potato Soup)

Without tasting it, my first impression was…. Weird. Pickles in soup?

But then I started thinking of all the southern dishes like chicken salad, potato salad, and even sloppy joes that incorporate pickles. I would have tried it anyway, yet this closer-to-home thought process changed my attitude.

Needless to say, the Polish Dill Pickle Soup was delicious! A silky potato-based soup with fresh herbs and tangy dill pickles speckled throughout.

Perky and creamy Polish Dill Pickle Soup (AKA Polish Potato Soup)

Several months later I had the opportunity to go to Poland and taste Polish Dill Pickle Soup in its place of origin. Of course, it was utterly fabulous. Just the right balance of richness and acidity.

Brined and fermented foods are of great importance to Polish culture. Historically, these foods have been a saving grace through the long cold winters and years of hardship. Poles have learned to use them in tantalizing ways.

Pickle soup is just one of example of their ability to make something comforting and delicious with limited resources.

Perky Polish Dill Pickle Soup (AKA Polish Potato Soup)

If you love potato soup and you love dill pickles, Polish Dill Pickle Soup needs to be on your must-make list.

It’s a cozy and unique potato soup variation that is low fat, gluten free, and budget-friendly!

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11 comments on “Polish Dill Pickle Soup

  1. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted February 24, 2017 at 8:21 am Reply

    What an interesting twist on vegetable soup! I love pickles, so I think I’d love this. It looks so thick and rich too!

  2. Natalie Rposted February 24, 2017 at 8:42 am Reply

    My family is Polish and dill pickle soup (aka Ogorkowa Zupa) is the BEST! Similar to your initial reaction, many of my friends have made weird faces at the idea of pickles in soup, but once they try it (especially when my mom makes it), they’re hooked. It’s always amazing to see different food pairings from other countries! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Maria Lichtyposted February 24, 2017 at 1:52 pm Reply

    What a combo! Ill have to give it a try!

  4. Justineposted February 24, 2017 at 11:40 pm Reply

    What’s the purpose of the egg? Can something else be substituted since we have an egg allergy and this looks so good!

    • Sommerposted March 1, 2017 at 7:19 pm Reply

      Hi Justine,

      The egg yolks give the soup a silky texture. You can skip them if you like.

  5. Yvette N.posted February 25, 2017 at 9:49 am Reply

    Made this for dinner last night. My husband is Polish, so he was all for trying something new.!Thanks for all your fun recipes each week.

  6. MPaulaposted February 26, 2017 at 3:27 am Reply

    I can’t imagine an alternative for egg yolks but the recipe sounds delectable.

  7. Julieposted February 26, 2017 at 7:44 am Reply

    Hi!  By Dill pickle, do you mean dills pickels marinated in a bottle….sorry for my anglish!1. Thank you!!!

    • Sommerposted March 1, 2017 at 7:18 pm Reply

      Hi Julie,

      Yes, use jarred dill pickles. Like hamburger pickles! :)

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  9. Jessica McKnightposted March 21, 2017 at 9:37 am Reply

    I LOVE pickles and soup! Putting them together seems like a no-brainer :) Do you think I could make this in a crockpot? I imagine I could put everything in, cook for a few hours, then blend and do the yolk thing toward the end??