This is one of my all time favorite soups because I like sour. Sorrel leaves are like spinach leaves except they are sour. I grow Sorrel in the summer time in my garden. it’s very easy to grow and easy to can. I have a very small crop growing so I usually go to my dads garden and get some from him. last year I was so busy that I did not can or grow any. So the only place I know where you can get some is at a Ukrainian Grocery store. This soup is so easy to make and it has all these very homey ingredients. it’s also great if you are trying to eat clean which is really easy to follow if you cook at home.
10 cups chicken stock or water
4 cups diced potatoes
8 oz chicken meat
1 16 oz Canned Sorrel or Fresh Sorrel (about 4 cups)
1 medium onion
1 bay leaf
3-4 hardboiled eggs
salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
4 oz pork belly (bacon)
Bring water or chicken stock to a boil and then turn it down to a simmer add bay leaf and cubed chicken turn it down to a simmer. while stock is simmering, dice onions and saute for five minutes. Add to chicken stock. Add diced potatoes to soup and keep simmering untill potatoes are almost tender.
While Soup is cooking saute pork belly and dice up hard-boiled eggs.
Season soup to taste adding salt and pepper. Add sorrel simmer another five minutes. turn off heat and add diced eggs, pressed garlic and bacon. You can add grease from bacon which will enhance flavor.
serve with lots of bread and sour cream.