Czech Tomato Soup

by bastian

How to cook a finest Czech tomato soup?

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Thanks Martina
by: Ana Horak

Thanks for the answer, just I making all the recipes that I remember about my grandma´s recipes, and now my kids are enjoying this delicious food, I want to let them this czech traditional food.

Tomato soup: rajčatová polévka
by: Martina

Hi Ana,

Your memory of this meal makes me hungry just reading it. The name of this tomato soup in Czech is rajčatová polévka (literally tomato soup). And, I believe the meat dumplings you are referring to are plněné knedlíky.

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Name in Czech for this soup?
by: Ana Horak

My grandpa, grandma and my dad were Czech, I remember to eat this soup with kendliky cooked in water and meat dumplings, but I don´t remember the name and how I can write it in czech. Can you tell me this?, please.

Czech Tomato Soup Recipe
by: Martina

Thanks for asking about one of my favorite soups...

Here's my grandma's recipe for Czech tomato soup. Like a lot of Czech food, it's nothing fancy, but I like to think it's the "finest."

This recipe is a basic outline. Many Czechs like to add a touch of sugar to give it a hint of sweetness. Also, you might consider balancing the amount of water with tomatoes depending on how much water is in your tomatoes.

Many Czechs add a handful of soup noodles or cooked white rice to the mix during that latter part of cooking. So, experiment as you like.

600 grams of chopped tomatoes (21 ounces)
1 litter of water (about 4 cups)
1 medium onion
2 tbs butter
2 tbs flour
tsp dry bullion (one cube)

Chop onion. In a small pot, fry onion on medium heat for about 5-7 minutes. Then, add flour and stir until golden brown.

Add water and stir until flour is completely mixed (no chunks!). Add the tomatoes, spices to taste, bullion and simmer well for 20-30 minutes. Puree with a hand blender until smooth.

That's basically it but there are more options...

For a creamier soup, add a small amount (half cup) of light cream or milk and cooke for a few more minutes.

Parsley is very important in Czech cooking, so consider adding some to taste or garnish.



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