Byczki Sweet Sauerkraut Soup

Byczki Sweet Sauerkraut Soup is not a popular soup in Poland nowadays, but this is a soup my Grandma was cooking years ago. Her roots were in Eastern Poland, she was born on the area, which after a II Worlds War has become a Belarus territory.

The taste is sweet and sour, one of my favorites.

Byczki Sweet Sauerkraut Soup served on a plate


  • 1 liter/ 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 potatoes
  • medium carrot
  • 0,45 kg/ 1 lb sauerkraut
  • half cup cream 30-36% fat
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill for serving
  • salt, pepper

How to prepare a chicken stock you can check here:

Chicken stock is a concentrated flavor, for soup I add another 4 cups of water and boil it.

Add peeled and diced potatoes and sliced carrot. Cook for half an hour, until they are almost cooked.

Add roughly chopped sauerkraut, boil for another 20 minutes. If you add sauerkraut too early, veggies would not get cooked, because of sour cabbage.

At the end add cream, first pour cream into a plate of a soup, mix and pour it back to the pot. Wait 1 more minute and turn off the fire. Sprinkle with dill.

Byczki Sweet Sauerkraut Soup is ready to enjoy by the whole family. Smacznego! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Byczki Sweet Sauerkraut Soup”

  1. Mary Abramczyk

    This was wonderful and easy! I added a few mashed garlic cloves to the pot while simmering the potatoes and sprinkled some spicy smoked paprika on top at the end.

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