I took a page from the Nobel Pig when I saw their video for Dill Pickle Soup… Let’s get something straight here, I love me a good sour soup. Growing up sour rye soup was probably my favorite soup in the whole world, so when this dill pickle soup recipe came up I just had to make it.
Pickles are a hot commodity in this house. I feel like we eat a lot of dill pickles. We love em deep fried, in a grilled cheese sandwich, and late at night on a cracker with some smooth peanut butter.. Yes you read that right, pickles and peanut butter… don’t knock it till you try it. So making a dill pickle soup didn’t seem that crazy.
I didn’t have chicken stock, so instead I used my homemade turkey bone broth, didn’t use quite as much pickle juice and added more potatoes. Cholula sauce was used rather than the traditional cayenne pepper. What you are left with is a hearty soup that has a bit of a kick to it, and all the dill pickle flavour.
What you will need:
- 4 1/2 cups turkey bone broth
- 1 cup water
- 2 lbs russet potatoes; washed, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
- 2 cups diced carrots
- 3 large dill pickles; diced
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- scant 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 3/4 cups pickle juice (brine from a jar of pickles)
- 1 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
- 1 Tbsp Cholula sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
In a large soup pot, add broth, water, potatoes, carrots and butter and bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are fork tender.
Toss in the pickles and continue to boil.
Make a thick rue in a medium size bowl with the all purpose flour, sour cream and water.
Add a dollop to the soup pot and whisk and whisk and whisk. Whisk until all the rue is added.
Stir in the pickle juice, and seasonings, including the hot sauce. Whisk and bring to a boil.
*Tiny clumps of flour will still be present. I found letting the soup sit for a bit and then whisking again helped to break these down*
Serve with fresh buns and enjoy!
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