Меню

Home / Recipes / Soups / Kapustnyak Zaporizhian

Kapustnyak Zaporizhian

Type: Soups
Servings: 6
Ready in: 1 hour
Calories: Middle
Kapustnyak is a soup from sauerkraut that is very popular not only in Ukraine, but in many other countries of the world. It is a very rich, tasty and, in addition, healthy dish. It is a direct rival of famous Ukrainian borsht.
Kapustnyak's main ingredient is sauerkraut. If it's too sour, it should be washed with cold water. Besides sauerkraut, meat - rather pork, which adds rich flavor and aroma to the dish - and various vegetables - potato, onion, carrot, herbs and spices - are added to kapustnyak. It is seasoned with mixture of dairy butter, flour, sour cream and garlic. Kapustnyak with millet is called 'Zaporizhian', while it was cooked by Ukrainian Cossacks since early times.
Kapustnyak is regularly served with sour cream sprinkled with herbs.

Ingredients

Pork 500 g
Sauerkraut 600 g
Potatoes 400 g
Millet 2 tbsp
Carrot 1 pieces
Parsley 1 pieces
Onions 1 pieces
Dairy butter 3 tbsp
Salted pork fat 50 g
Smetana (sour cream) 4 tbsp
Water 2 l
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
Bay leaf 2 leaves
Celery 1 pieces

 

Stages of cooking

1
Drain, chop and braise the sauerkraut until half-ready. Add the dairy butter and pork stock.
2
Shred the carrot, celery and parsley root, and a part of onions; fry in dairy butter.
3
Mince the pork fat. Add the remaining onions, parsley, and a little of stock; mash them in the mortar.
4
Add the peeled and diced potatoes in the pork stock and cook for 10-15 mins. Add the braised sauerkraut, millet and cook until ready.
5
Add the mashed pork fat 7-10 mins before it is ready. Season the kapustnyak with salt, pepper and bay leaf.
6
The kapystnyak is served in plates with chopped pork, parsley and sour cream.

 

 

 

Discover the secrets of traditional Ukrainian cuisine
Install our unique App and inspire yourself with the most delicious Ukrainian recipes!

We recommend

Sbiten
The sbiten is an age-old Slavic beverage. It was well-loved in Kievan Rus for it unusual flavor and pleasant fragrance. It bears a resemblance to grog and mulled wine; however, the sbiten differs from its European brothers in using of alcohol – the Ukrainian drink is based on water. The sbiten is a drink made with honey, different herbs and spices,
Read more
Fish Cutlets
The cutlets are widely considered to be an everyday dish. Therefore the Ukrainian housewives try to diversify the fare and give necessary and rare vitamins to organism so they cook tender and rich fish cutlets. Any fish will do from pollock or walleye to pike and cod.
Read more
Pampushkas
Pampushkas are served with borsht and are Ukrainian cuisine's symbol on par with it. They have unusual taste and excellent scent that is impossible to withstand. Pampushkas are small round dough rolls without filling. They are richly steeped with garlic sauce, which adds memorable taste and exotic scent to them. The name 'pampushkas' has Italian an
Read more
Kissel
Kissel is an original drink that is highly valued for its perfect taste, excellent aroma and useful properties, since Kievan Rus times. In Rus fragrant and tasty kissel was made from oats, wheat and other cereal crops. Now it is boiled mostly from fresh or dries berries and fruits, fruit-and-berry juices and syrups adding potato or corn starch, whi
Read more