Dill Pickle Soup with Laura B. Davis – Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Dill Pickle Soup:
5 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 3/4 pounds russet potatoes (about 5 large), peeled and diced
5 carrots, peeled and shredded (2 cups pre-shredded)
1 cup chopped dill pickles (about 3 large)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 cup sour cream
2 cups dill pickle juice
1-1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1/2 tsp fresh dill, chopped
1 tsp coarsely ground pepper
sliced dill pickles (for garnish)
fresh dill (for garnish)
In a large pot, combine broth, potatoes, carrots and butter. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender. Add pickles and continue to boil.
In a medium bowl, stir together cornstarch and water to create a slurry. Whisk into soup, stirring constantly until thickened. Whisk in the sour cream until combined.
Add pickle juice, Old Bay, dill, black pepper, and salt to taste. Cook 5 more minutes and remove from heat.
Garnish with slices of pickles and fresh dill before serving.