Estonian Pea Soup. Hernesupp

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Traditional Pea Soup. Hernesupp

Vastlapäev, known as Shrove Tuesday in much of the English-speaking world, the Estonians celebrate this day a little differently.

Instead of pancakes, we eat split pea soup and the delicious Vastlakukkel cream cake.
Traditionally children will sled down any available hill of snow, to get “long linens”.  And not only children. Tomorrow, after meeting I am going with my colleges  to sled, as well.
And later we have pea soup and Vastlakukkel!
Today, of course nobody care about linen, this is just for fun:)

The name Vastlapaev is taken from the German word “fasten” (to fast). And after Vastlapäev started fast, because meat was ran out.

Traditional pea soup takes time, so this is reasonable to cook more soup and leftovers freeze or store in clean airtight jar.

Traditional Estonian Pea Soup. Hernesupp

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 2hr
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Traditional Estonian Pea Soup takes time, but it is worth it

Ingredients

  • 500 g pork, best is (smoked) leg or ribs or pork belly
  • 0,5 glass of pearl barley
  • 400 g dried yellow peas
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • for seasoning salt, mustard, pepper, garlic

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Sauerkraut Soup. Hapukapsasupp

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Sauerkraut Soup. Hapukapsasupp

Soup from Sauerkraut, fermented cabbage, is very easy to cook.

How to make Sauerkraut, look at this recipe

Sauerkraut Soup

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Sauerkraut sour and salty soup is warming winter-time dish, which needs time to get best result

Ingredients

  • ca 500 g streaky and fat pork with bones
  • 500 g sauerkraut
  • 1/2 cup barley groats
  • 3 litre cold water
  • 1 grated carrot and onion, if you cabbage is not contains carrot
  • salt, pepper, bay leaf,sugar, mustard, caraway seeds and vodka

Directions

  1. Put meat, cabbage and barley in to cold water, and let to boil
  2. Remove foam
  3. Add salt, pepper, bay leaf and let soup simmer while all ingredients ready (min 1 hour)
  4. Add grated carrot and onion.
  5. Season and let soup simmer, while all flavours are felt. As much time you have to let soup simmer, as best result you get.
  6. Serve with sour- cream. Head isu!

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Turnip Soup

Turnip Soup

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 30mins
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I know about Turnip two things.
The First is famous Russian Fairy Tale. And the second, before potato arrived from America, ancient Estonians ate turnips.
Turnip in estonian ” Naeris”. And ” Naeris” means, “laughed”, as well. So, “Naeris naeris”- means “Turnip laughed” 🙂

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Turnip Soup

Ingredients

  • onion
  • 2 carrots
  • ca 50 g butter
  • 2 potato
  • 2 turnips
  • 2 apple
  • for seasoning mustard, sour cream and salt, pepper

Directions


1. Chop vegetables
2. Turn on the Kettle
3. Melt in the pot butter and add onion and carrot
4. Pour in boiling water
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Chicken Soup with Dumplings

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Chicken Soup with Dumplings

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 2hr
  • Difficulty: easy
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This is weekend soup, because needs more time for perfect broth

Chicken Soup with Dumplings

Ingredients

    Broth
  • bony chicken is  better, ca 600 g
  • salt, pepper, laurel
  • For Soup

  • per eater 1 potato
  • 1/2 carrot per eater
  • 1 onion
  • For Dumplings

  • 1 egg
  • 250 ml flour
  • 50 ml broth
  • 1 tablespoon soft butter
  • (salt)

Directions


1. Place the chicken in a large pot. Pour cold water over the bones
2. Bring the broth to a boil
3. Remove the impurities that float to the surface. A frothy/foamy layer will form and it
can be easily scooped off with a big spoon. Throw this part away.
4. Add  salt, pepper, spices
5. Reduce to a simmer and simmer until done
6. Boil min 30 minute, while chicken is ready. Ideal would be 1 hour.
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Borsch. A Simpler Version

Borsch

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 40 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Very easy to do. Healthy, full of vegetables Russian style Soup.

 Law nr.1 If in the menu Borsch, You are wearing usually something White 🙂
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Borsch

Ingredients

    per eater
  • 1 potato
  • – 1/2 carrot
  • 1/2 onion
  • ca 100 g cabbage
  • ca 100 g boiled and grated beet
  • 1 tabelspoon butter
  • meat “leftovers”, use what you have at home. Ham, sausage, meat,…
  • salt, pepper, bay leaf, sugar
  • – 0,5 tabelspoon 30% food vinegar

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Green Pea Soup

Green Pea Soup

Pour in to bouling water frozen peas and some slice garlic.
Boil 3 min.

Strain water in to other dish.

Puree peas. Add some garlic fresh cheese and cream and/or boiled pea-water to achive  the desired consistency.

Green Pea Soup