Czarnina

Ingredients

1 duck, cut up for soup
1 small onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 apple, diced
1 carrot, diced
4 quarts pf water
2 tablespoons vinegar
4 tablespoons sugar
1 pint sour cream
1/2 cup flour
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

1
Cover duck with about 4 quarts of water in a 6 quart kettle.
2
Add onion, celery, apple, carrot, raisins, and prunes.
3
Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until meat is tender, about 1 to 1-1/2 hours over low heat.
4
Remove meat to thicken suop. Combine cream, blood, and flour together and stir into slightly cooled soup. Be sure soup is cooled or else the thickening will curdle.
5
Cook for 5 minutes to thicken. Add sugar and vinegar to taste, one tablespoon at a time, until you get the right sweet and sour taste.
6
Remove prunes and half of raisins.
7
Strain for clear broth. Add meat back in and serve.

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About

This traditional sweet and sour Polish soup is commonly served with noodles and potatoes. Up until the 19th century, Czarnina was served to young men proposing to their loved ones who had been rejected by their lover's parents.

Yield:

10 servings

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Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 4:47pm

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