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Ogórkowa (Polish Sour Pickle Soup)

Ogórkowa (Polish Sour Pickle Souo)

  • Author: Polish Housewife
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Polish


  • Pork or chicken bones
  • 1 leek, the white and light green parts, trimmed and rinsed
  • 2 carrots, trimmed and peeled
  • 1 parsnip, trimmed, and peeled
  • 1 stalk celery, trimmed
  • 1 onion, trimmed and outer layer removed
  • 3 allspice (whole)
  • 1 quart (900 ml) sour pickles
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


  1. Add the bones, leek, carrots, parsnip, celery, onion and allspice to a large pot
  2. Add 6 to 8 cups of water, or use broth, (chicken or vegetable) if you don’t have soup bones in hand
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 40 minutes
  4. While this is cooking , removed the pickles, reserving their liquid, grate the pickles and simmer in a small amount of water for 20 minutes, drain
  5. Add the garlic and potatoes to the soup and cook about 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender
  6. Remove the bones, leek, carrots, parsnip, onion, and allspice from the soup
  7. Grate the carrots, parsnip, and celery, and return to the soup
  8. Season with marjoram, salt and pepper
  9. Add the grated pickles and juice to the soup
  10. Just before serving, stir in the heavy cream and chopped dill