Щи (Schi) - soup with sourcrautЩи (Schi) - soup with sourcraut

Schi is the most traditional Russian soup dating before adoption of Christianity. Well known for it's sour taste mainly from sour kraut.


Ingredients:

1 Lb Beef with bone
1/3 Lb Sourkraut, rinsed
2 Potatoes, cubed
1/4 cup Barley, soaked in water
2 carrots, sliced
1 onion
1/2 gallon water
salt and pepper to taste
Preparation:

Soak barley for about an hour, then drain water. Place meat, barley and water (1/2 gallon) in the pot. Cook for about 45 minutes. Peel potatoes and cut them in 1'' cubes. Rinse sour kraut and squeeze the water out. Add remaining ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serving suggestions:

Serve with a spoon of sour cream and a piece of rye bread.