Tag: potatoes

Bramboracka – Czech Recipe – Potato Soup with Mushrooms and Sausage

Ingredients:

  • 3 Czech sausages
  • 5 large potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 500 g portobello mushrooms
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons marjoram
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation method:

  1. Slice the sausages into 1 cm thick pieces.
  2. Cut the potatoes into small cubes.
  3. Chop the onion.
  4. Slice the mushrooms.
  5. Slice the carrots.
  6. Slice the celery stalks.
  7. Slice the red bell pepper.
  8. Crush the garlic cloves in a mortar and pestle together with the marjoram.
  9. In a large stock pot or dutch oven, add the onion and polish sausage and cook on medium for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Add the cubed carrots, celery and parsnips and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring often.
  11. The juice of the vegetables and the polish sausage should be enough to keep them from sticking, but if necessary, add 1-2 Tbsp of butter.
  12. Then add the mushrooms, water, caraway seeds and bay leaves and cover.
  13. Cook for 30 minutes. Serve hot.
  14. Melt the butter in a large pan, add 2 tablespoons of flour and whisk until lightly browned.
  15. Add one cup of cold water and whisk until flour makes a thick paste.
  16. Add this flour mixture to the soup, stir well and cook for another few minutes.
  17. Serve hot.

Fondant Potatoes Recipe

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 3-4 large potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 50 g butter
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 200 ml chicken or beef broth

         

Preparation method:

  1. Cut off ends of the potatoes, stand potatoes on end,
  2. Cut each potato in half crosswise into about 5 cm long.
  3. Peel potatoes from top to bottom using a knife to transform the potatoes into cylinder-like shapes.
  4. Put the potatoes into a bowl with cold water for a few minutes, then take them out and pat them dry with paper kitchen towels.
  5. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed frying pan.
  6. Add the potato pieces on of their flat surfaces facing down, season them with salt and black pepper, and fry over medium-high heat until nicely browned.
  7. Flip the potatoes onto their other flat sides, season with salt and pepper again.
  8. Remove the oil from the pan, add the butter and thyme sprigs, and fry the same as their other sides.
  9. Transfer the potatoes to an ovenproof dish and add the stock.
  10. Place this dish into the oven preheated to 200 C and roast the potatoes half an hour until the potatoes are cooked in their insides.
  11. Serve the potatoes hot and spoon the melted butter from dish over them.

Lohikeitto – Finnish Salmon Soup Recipe

Ingredients (4-6 servings):

  • 500 g salmon fillet
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 l fish stock, or other stocks, or water
  • 3-4 potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 bunch of fresh dill leaves
  • 200 ml heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation method:

  1. Skin the salmon fillet and cut them in 2 cm cubes.
  2. Slice the carrots.
  3. Peel and dice the potatoes.
  4. Chop the onion.
  5. Chop the dill leaves.
  6. Melt the butter in a pot and saute the chopped onions for about 5 minutes, until softened.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the stock: cook the mackerel in about 1-1.5 litres of water for about 10 minutes until the fish is cooked through.
  8. Reserve the fish for separate consumption, we’ll use only the stock for the recipe.
  9. While the leeks are cooking, put 5 cups of water and the reserved fish skin in a saucepan and bring to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  10. Add to the pot the salmon skin, cubed potatoes, sliced carrots and the fish stock.
  11. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until the potatoes and carrots are cooked. Remove the salmon skin.
  12. Add to the soup pot the cubed salmon, the cream, half of the chopped dill and cracked allspice.
  13. Bring back to boil and simmer over low heat a few minutes, until the fished is just cooked. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  14. Serve hot with some extra chopped dill on top.