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You Asked For It

A Polish soup to savor

Published February 7, 2007


Sal Cascio wanted a recipe for Polish sauerkraut soup. A.L. Piotrowski shares a recipe she hopes Sal will enjoy.


Sauerkraut Soup

For: Sal Cascio of Largo

From: A.L. Piotrowski of Clearwater

1 pound sauerkraut

6 cups beef broth

1/4 pound bacon, diced

1 large onion, diced

2 tablespoons instant flour

3 tablespoons cold water

Salt and pepper

Boiled potatoes

- Rinse the sauerkraut with cold water and cut up finely. Cook in a small amount of boiling water for a few minutes. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the broth.

- Fry the bacon with the onions until golden.

-Mix flour with 3 tablespoons cold water. Add bacon mixture and flour mixture to the soup and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper.

- Serve with boiled potatoes.

Recipe requests

Norma Brown is looking for a vegetable lasagna recipe with a white sauce. She had this dish at Shephard's Waterfront restaurant and she would love to make it at home. David Fulda would like to make the wasabi mashed potatoes served at Island Way Grill in Clearwater. Carl Benedict loves pickled and marinated garlic. Carl hopes a You Asked for It reader can provide a recipe.

You Asked for It is a reader mail column. Send requests to You Asked for It, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731 or e-mail them to Please put "Recipe request" in the subject line. Be sure to include your full name, city and phone number.

[Last modified February 7, 2007, 11:00:50]

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