Jota Soup (Sauerkraut and Bean Soup) is a popular winter soup. The stew is made of beans, sauerkraut or sour turnip, potatoes, bacon, spare ribs, popular in the northern Adriatic region. “Jota” seems to derive from a Celtic roots.
- 500 g sour cabbage or sour turnips
- 500 g potatoes
- 1 medium onion
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp red sweet paprika
- 300 g dried kidney beans
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp caraway seeds
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tbsp tomato pure
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 100 g bacon
- Wash and soak the beans in water overnight.
- Next day cook the potatoes and the beans separately.
- In a frying pan over medium heat add the onion and chopped bacon with bay leave. After the bacon gets light brown color, add the cabbage.
- Stir fry for few minutes then season with all the spices and crushed garlic, but leave the salt.
- The cover the pan and cook for 15minutes.
- Add the already cooked beans and potatoes. You can use the water from the cooking of the potatoes or beans to the pan.
Inspiration and adaptation: homemadeslovenianfood.blogspot.com,
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