When I think about Polish soup- Polish Żurek is the first thing that comes to my mind. Slightly sour, served with white sausage and actually is not that hard to do. It’s definitely one of my favorite Eeast Europe soups.
Little history lesson
,,Żurek” is one of the oldest dishes from Śląsk (Silesia) – the voivodeship in Poland. It basically means sour, ensiled. This name for the first time was used in the XV century. Polish farmers had even a special pot to cook this particular soup. Now Polish Żurek is a traditional soup served at Easter time.
There are also many legends about how Polish Żurek was discovered. One of them is a story about a woman who didn’t know what to cook for dinner so she put everything she had into a pot. She forgot about it and for a few days she felt a sweet-sour smell from this pot – that inspired her to create a soup.
Do you want to know how to make this Polish Żurek? Traditional Żurek is served with meat- the most popular is with white sausage. To this soup, we also add egg and potatoes. My recipe it’s really easy and you won’t regret making it! Try and let me know if you like it 🙂
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What are white sausages and where can you buy them?
Dear Nadine. The white sausage is basically a sausage that is not smoked but only steamed. Hence the white colour. And where you can buy it? It really depends on your location. But I would definitely recommend a Polish store or a store with East European food. Jan