Every happy occasion in our family is momentous.
Rebuilding his family,
seeing it grow has always moved him beyond words.
He wrote his memoirs of the war,
“The Iron Furnace”.
He is now 84 years young and still speaks every few months at
the Holocaust Museum in Washington.
This soup recipe is one
my mother in law recreated for him
from his memory
of a soup his mother used to make in Warsaw.
Let it live on…. and never be forgotton.
Potato Soup For Dad
– 6 medium size potatoes
– 1 onion cut into quarters
– 4 stalks celery
– 1 pint sour cream
– 1 handful of fresh dill
– 1 cup of juice from jar of sour garlic pickles
– 2 sour garlic pickles
– salt / pepper
Peel and cut the potatoes into small chunks.
Wash and cut up the celery and onion.
Put the vegetables into a pot with 1 quart of water.
Bring this to a boil covered for 30 minutes.
Using a blender.
Put a few ladles of the potato mixture
into the blender with a large spoonful of the sour cream
and a bit of the dill.
Blend until smooth
When the entire pot is blended with the sour cream and dill add in the pickle juice.
Cut 2 sour garlic pickles into thin rounds and drop those into the soup.
Return the soup to the pot and put on a very low heat for another half an hour.
Season with salt and pepper.