Kapustnica

To make Kapustnica, you will need to have some home-made sour cabbage (kapusta). You can either buy this or try and make it yourself.

The ingredients used to make sour cabbage are as follows:

  • Shredded Cabbage
  • Apples
  • Beetroots
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Bay Leaves
  • Caraway Seeds

And here is a step-by-step video showing you how to make home-made kapusta, otherwise known as sour cabbage or sauerkraut.

Once your kapusta has fermented, you can make the Kapustnica.

Kapustnica
Kapustnica
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Kapustnica is a traditional Slovak Christmas soup, consisting mainly of sour cabbage. The ingredients and method for making Kapustnica are shown below:
Kapustnica
Kapustnica
Print Recipe
Kapustnica is a traditional Slovak Christmas soup, consisting mainly of sour cabbage. The ingredients and method for making Kapustnica are shown below:
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Begin by cooking the pork ribs and the joint of smoked pork, together with the sausage, in a pot with 1 gallon of water.
  2. After 10 minutes, when the water is boiling, add the dry mushrooms and let it cook until the meat is half tender. Then add the sour cabbage and its juices to the pot and cook it again for about an hour.
  3. Half way through the hour, add 2 whole onions, a meat and a vegetable boullion cube and ½ cup of white wine.
  4. Make some ‘zápraška’, which is prepared from oil, pepper, paprika and water, and then thickened with flour. When the hour is up, add the peeled potatoes and the ‘zápraška’, and stir.
  5. Then, let it cook for a further five minutes, adding more spices according to taste. When the cooking is finished, serve it in a soup bowl.
Recipe Notes

Can be used as a starter or a main meal.

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