Sauerkraut Soup

This sauerkraut soup, also known as Kapusniak or Polish sauerkraut soup is a comforting and robust recipe ideal for savoring on chilly days. 

Fill a large cooking pot with water and add the pork ribs. Cook for 45-60 minutes.

Sauté the onion for about 5 minutes until it turns translucent. Add the carrot and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes.

Stir in black pepper, paprika, caraway seeds, marjoram, and garlic, cooking for an extra 30 seconds.

Add the tomato paste, mix it in, and cook for another 30 seconds.

Add potatoes and bay leaves. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook for 12-15 minutes

Add the sauerkraut along with its juices, the cooked vegetables, and spices to the pot. Cook for 25 minutes, allowing the sauerkraut to release its juices and aromas.

Taste for seasonings and return pork.

Add back the shredded pork and cook for an additional 5 minutes

Take the sauerkraut soup off the heat. Serve it in bowls, optionally topped with sour cream, and serve immediately.

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