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Yellow Wax Bean Soup

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 02:24
by Krakowska
Wife remembers a soup made with yellow wax beans, potatoes, (Vinegar) maybe some cream, ( Her mother died when wife was 10 so it is VERY vague) Definitely a Polish recipe. Anyone ever hear of such a soup? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks Guys and Gals,


Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 02:54
by Big Guy
Not really a soup but it could be, My mother would dig a few hills of potatoes when the yellow beans were ready to pick, she would separate the small , quarter sized ( we called them baby taters) and clean and cut up some beans. Add beans and taters to a pot of salted water and boil until the taters are cooked. Drain beans and taters, add a lump of butter and enough milk to cover, add a slurry of flour and milk and cook until thickened. I love this stuff. My mom was a puke IE. Polish father and a Ukranian mother LOL :lol:

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 06:06
by redzed
Last time you asked about that soup you mentioned that it was a Polish Christmas tradition and it was the first time I heard that. But the wax bean soup with potatoes is popular and common in Poland and I believe in Germany. My mother also used to make it when the beans would be in season in our garden. Google "Zupa z fasolki szparagowej z ziemniakami" and you will have a hundred recipies. If you find something interesting I can translate it for you.

This one also has cream in it. ... zparagowej

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 13:17
by Krakowska
:cool: Gotcha, Will make copies and show my mother can translate for Me. Thank You, Fred

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 15:28
by redzed
Let us know how it turns out. I looked at a few recipes and got hungry. It's been decades since I had that soup. I love yellow wax beans and could eat a mountain of it prepared "a la polonaise", that is, steamed and then garnished with a bit of salt and butter with breadcrumbs.

As we age it seems we all want to eat traditional foods from our younger times.


Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 18:21
by Krakowska
Yeah Redzed, things were a lot different in our younger years. I remember going through a pound of yellow bean seeds a season, I think we were planting "Gold Rush" when I lived up in Buffalo. Of course we would plant a couple of rows every two weeks. Pick em, steam em, some tub butter on them. From garden to plate in 45 minutes, It was a meal fit for a king. By the way a pound of yellow bean seeds is A LOT OF PICKING!!! Good stuff coming from the garden. Had pretty good luck with broccoli, 17/17/17 works well with all