Aug 13, 2011, 05:04am #14
Hello all! I have a Polish recipe for "yellow bean soup", white soup with vinegar (sour cream is optional), from my mom and grandmother. Hope this one is what you're looking for. I just made some today (with fresh wax beans from the farmer's market).
3 or 4 pork neckbones *
20 oz. yellow beans
3 or 4 quarts water
2 C. carrot circles
2 C. diced potatoes
2 tsp. salt
1/3 C. vinegar (or more, if you like, to taste)
1/2 C. heavy cream **
1/2 C. flour
A little sugar, to taste (optional)
* you can use other cuts of pork
** in place of cream you can use 1 egg and a little milk
Brink neck bones and water to boil and simmer for 45 minutes. Add carrots. After 15 minutes, add yellow beans. After another 15 minutes, add potatoes. Add vinegar. In a bowl, mix the cream and flour, then add some of the hot soup to the mixture to bring up the temperature to that of the soup (otherwise you will have lumps). Add this mixture to the soup and cook for another half hour.
I added a little beef soup base because my soup came out a bit bland (I didn't use potatoes because I don't like them in soup).