Thursday, November 8, 2012

Polish Beer Soup

Well, hello all you huppy pooples, from me... "The Soused Chef!" (Already "half-soused," and hoisting his 32-ounce plastic "Big Gulp" cup filled to the brim with "Wild Blue Premium Blueberry Beer, "toasts his gentle readers. Takes a big swig.)

I found my thrill...

This week's "Theme Thursday" topic is "Soups", so having thought long and hard on the topic (roughly three seconds) I've decided to make "Polewka z Piwa," which when translated means "Beer Soup." It is a bit of a sour soup, and great on hot days when served cold. (This week's recipe comes to us from

Yum yum!

The Polish people seem to like to consume beer. Lots of it. That's why I seem to have an affinity for the Polish people.

(Toasts the Polish people and takes another swig out of the "Big Gulp" cup.) Wow! This stuff is 8% alcohol by volume, and I've already got a comfortable buzz!

Roll out the barrel!

So let's start cooking! (Turns to the prep table, and trips over the wastebasket. Picking himself off the floor, he checks the 32-ounce cup.) Hah! Didn't spill a drop!

  • 1 liter (not dark) beer (just under 3 12oz. cans, but screw it, throw 3 cans in!)
  • 3 egg yolks, preferably from a Polish chicken
  • 3 tbs. sugar, preferably brown sugar
  • ½ cup cream (sour cream for a more Russian, sour flavor)
  • 1 cup of curd cheese
  • 5 cloves
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  1. Put the egg yolks and sugar into a pot. Mix for a few minutes, until mixture changes to a brighter color.
  2. While stirring, pour the half cup of cream.
  3. Turn the burner on low heat, so that the cream heats slowly.
  4. When the mixture becomes slightly warm, pour the beer in.
  5. Add cloves and cinnamon to taste.
  6. As it heats, the soup will start to thicken. When it reaches a medium consistency, turn off the burner.
  7. Cut the curd cheese into small chunks.
  8. Lay out some bowls and put some curd cheese chunks into the bowl, then pour the beer soup into the bowls on top.
  9. Garnish with rye croutons, if desired.
And that's it! Enjoy your freshly made Beer Soup!

Your friend in cooking!
The Soused Chef


  1. Though I dont like beer , I loved this recipe !!


  2. Beer Soup...why didn't I think of that!

  3. Ooh, this sounds good. I use beer in my pancakes and sometimes when cooking chicken. Always glad to have a new thing to use it in. Gonna have to try those waffles too.

    Thanks again for playing in this weeks Theme Thursday and sharing such a fun recipe. Have a great weekend.

    God bless.


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