Zupa ogórkowa (Cucumber soup)

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Zupa ogórkowa (Cucumber soup)
Zupa ogórkowa (Cucumber soup)
Zupa ogórkowa (Cucumber soup)
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:560
Ready in:1 hour 20 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:1 hour
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:17th January 2013

This is a traditional Polish soup made from sour, salted cucumbers and potatoes


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  1. Put the chicken wings, salt, pepper, bay leaves and chillies into a large saucepan with the stock.
  2. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 25 minutes over a low heat.
  3. Add the carrots, celeriac, parsnip, and onion, and boil it for 10 more minutes.
  4. Remove the onion, discard, and add the potatoes to the pan.
  5. Boil for 10-12 minutes and make sure the potatoes are cooked through.
  6. Meanwhile, put the gherkins into a deep frying pan with the melted butter and sauté for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the flour and constantly stir it over low heat.
  8. Add 80-120 ml of water to the pan and continue stirring.
  9. When the potatoes are cooked, add the cucumber mixture to the saucepan and stir well.
  10. Boil for 3-5 minutes and season the soup to taste.
  11. Mix some soup with cream or in a small cup and add it to the pan, or a smaller amount to each individual serving.

Serving suggestions

Serve with Polish rye bread.


Occasionally rice is substituted for the potatoes.

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