Summa Borscht (Mennonite Farmer Sausage and Potato Soup)

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This is a Mennonite soup made with Mennonite farmer sausage (pork only is best) and potatoes.


4 liters Water
1 Ham bone
5 pounds Mennonite Farmer Sausage; all pork is best
2 cups Beet leaves; finely chopped (optional)
1/2 cup Green onions; chopped
1/3 cup Dill greens; packed, or 3 T. chopped
5 pounds Red potatoes; peeled and cut up in small cubes
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup Sour cream
3/4 cup Cereal cream (1/2 and 1/2) mixed with 1/4 c. flour; shake well together

Original recipe makes 1 Servings




Boil ham bone and farmer sausage in water for approx. 2 hours. Cool. Take fat off the top.


Add beet leaves, green onions, dill greens, potatoes and salt and pepper. Keep at a low boil until potatoes are cooked. Add creams after and cook until thickened.


I don't use the ham bone, just the farmer sausage. Make sure it is the Mennonite Farmer Sausage. I also don't put in the green onions as my husband doesn't like them and I don't put in the sour cream as I don't like the sour taste. My husband likes the sour taste so he just adds some vinegar to his bowl instead of the sour cream. I use 1 cup Whipping Cream instead of Cereal Cream and then I don't have to mix it with the flour. It always tastes better the next day.

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