A classic Mennonite staple...
This is my favorite soup/borscht ever.
I do not seem to get sick of it.
When we make it, I eat it every day sometimes...
It really is quite easy & simple & is an excellent soup for all seasons.
Goes really well with homemade bread or biscuits, filling, and delicious.
7 cups water
4 cups cubed ham
4 cups minced onions
4 cups cubed potatoes
4 Tablespoons fresh parsley
1 Tablespoon black pepper
1/4 cup fresh dill
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
2 litres buttermilk
Place parsley & pepper in water & bring to a boil.
Let simmer for about 15 minutes.
Let simmer another 15 minutes.
Add potatoes, dill, salt, & onions & bring to a boil.
Cook for about 35-40 minutes or until the potatoes are soft & the ham is tender.
It will start to turn slightly yellow.
When soup is no longer boiling, slowly pour in buttermilk, stirring constantly.
Add Liquid Smoke.
Bring to a boil & let it simmer there for about 20 minutes.
Then dish up & enjoy!
You might wish to add a little milk to the individual bowls, to make it more creamy & cool it down a tad.