Latgalian recipes: Sauerkraut soup

This recipe is taken from "Īsakūd Latgolā", a program on Latvian Television exploring the culinary delights of the Latgale region in Latvia. Today's recipe is sauerkraut soup. Whereas in other parts of Latvia sauerkraut soup is made with potatoes, carrots and groats, the Latgalian version consists of "bare" sauerkraut with a hearty portion of bacon - just the thing for a cold winter day.


1 kg stewed pork ribs

1 kg sauerkraut

3 litres water

200 g bacon



1. Use pork ribs to make meat stock.

2. Rinse the sauerkraut in cold water and then cook in meat stock until the sauerkraut becomes soft.

3. Add chopped bacon and cook for a few more minutes.

4. Serve with buttered hot potatoes as a side.

Seen a mistake?

Select text and press Ctrl+Enter to send a suggested correction to the editor

Select text and press Report a mistake to send a suggested correction to the editor

Related articles
Food & Drink
Most important

Please be aware that the LSM portal uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you agree that we may store and use cookies on your device. Find out more

Accept and continue