Monday, June 2, 2008

Szerb Bableves (Serbian Bean Soup)

Serving Size : 6.

  • 1/2 lb Beans, white, dry
  • 3 lb Beef bones
  • 2 ea Carrots -- peeled, sliced
  • 1 ea Parsnips -- peeled
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 1 ea Little Dumplings (recipe)
  • 1 tb Lard
  • 1 sm Onions
  • 2 tb Flour, all-purpose
  • 3 ea Garlic cloves -- chopped, mashed
  • 1 tb Paprika, hot
  • 1 c Yogurt, plain
  • 1 t Vinegar, white
  • Soak beans in 1 quart cold water the night before you plan to make soup.
  • Next day, drain beans and put aside.
  • Put 2 quarts water in a large soup pot and in it cook bones and vegetables with salt over low heat for 2 hours.
  • Strain and save liquid.
  • Put drained beans into the reserved liquid; add enough water to bring the amount back to 2 quarts.
  • Cook covered over low heat till beans are done.
  • Make little dumplings and put aside.
  • Melt the lard in a frying pan. Wilt onion in it, then mix in the flour and cook over very low heat till the mixture is light brown.
  • Remove from heat and mix in mashed garlic and paprika.
  • Whip in 1/2 cup cold water.
  • Add to the almost ready bean soup and cook the soup over very low heat for at least 10 minutes longer.

This southern Hungarian dish probably appears in Serbian cookbooks as a Serbian dish, where it is hopefully titled “Hungarian Bean Soup”.


Elocina said...

Hi! My name is Nicole Willson and I write for Recipes Wiki. I saw that your past four entries have been recipes from Serbia, and I was wondering if you could take a look at the Serbian Cuisine page on Recipes Wiki: . I just want to know if the page is accurate or if anything needs to be added. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

New recipes are invited. Thanks.