Libby’s Recipes: Dill Pickle Soup

Thanks to Krista Byrd for this unusual recipe she found on the internet. She tried it and really liked it.

Dill Pickle Soup
5 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 3/4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 cups chopped carrots (smaller dice)
1 cup chopped dill pickles (smaller dice – about 3 large whole dills)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water
2 cups dill pickle juice (or less)
1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

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 simmer.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sour cream and water, making a paste. Vigorously whisk sour cream mixture (2 Tablespoons at a time) into soup. (This will also break up some of your potatoes which is okay. You might see some initial little balls of flour form but between the whisking and boiling all will disappear. Don’t panic.)
Add pickle juice, Old Bay, salt, pepper and cayenne. Cook 5 more minutes and remove from heat. Serve immediately.
You may wish to use less than 2 cups of pickle juice depending on how much salt you like.

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