Borscht is a true masterpiece of culinary skill of many hostesses, for it is not for nothing that they say that if a girl does not know how to cook borscht, then she is still too early to get married!
And often this turns out to be true, since no man can refuse a plate of burgundy and rich borsch! You can make lean borscht, you can add meat and offal to the dish.
Many even cook borsch with prunes or dumplings, so you will definitely choose one of the many recipes that will appeal to you, but all of them are based on the classic borscht recipe, which we will try to repeat.
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For 4 servings of borscht you will need:
- 2 beets;
- 4 potatoes;
- 1 carrot;
- 1 onion;
- 25 ml of vegetable oil;
- 1/2 fork of white cabbage;
- 1 tsp. sugar sand;
- 1 tsp. salts;
- 1 tbsp. vinegar;
- 2-3 bay leaves;
- greens to taste.
Consider the recipe for cooking borscht without meat - the classic lean version. If you decide to cook borsch with meat or on beef pits, then boil them beforehand for 40-50 minutes until soft.
Potatoes are boiled the longest in the borscht, so with it we will begin the creation of this rich first. Peel the potatoes, rinse them in water and cut into large portions. Put them in the pan.
The next stage is cabbage. Choose a tight and downed head. We tear off the upper leaves, which served as protection, and cut it into two halves. Shred to your liking: small, large or medium shred. Cabbage is also added to the pan. We put bay leaves on cabbage and add salt.
Fill everything with hot water and put the pot on the fire. Boil the contents for about 10 minutes, and at this time they themselves are engaged in frying. We clean and wash the beets and carrots. Cut to your liking: in the recipe, the beets are cut into small cubes, and the carrots are ground on a coarse grater. By the way, the color of your first directly depends on the quality and condition of the beets, so choose it carefully and scrupulously.
In a frying pan or in a saucepan, pour vegetable oil and heat it up to red. Pour the chopped beets and carrots and pass until soft.
Peel the onion from the husk and rinse. Cut into small cubes. As soon as the vegetables are fried, add onion cubes to them and simmer for about 3-5 minutes.
Then move the frying directly to the pan with boiled vegetables, without turning off the fire. Watch the level of the liquid in the pan, otherwise the soup can spill over the edges of the container. If there is not enough liquid, add some more hot water to the pan.
Pour sugar into borsch, pour in vinegar and taste. If you do not have enough salt - even salt the first.
We give the borsch to boil for a few minutes and turn off the fire. Pour hot, nourishing in deep plates and serve together with crackers, greens, sour cream or mayonnaise. Fans of spicy can be offered garlic or a pod of bitter pepper.
Enjoy your meal!
Here is the dish and it's ready, and now let's break it down into products from the point of view of economy:
- 2 beets - 5 rub .;
- 4 potatoes - 13 rub .;
- 1 onion and 1 carrot - 5 rubles;
- 25 ml of vegetable oil - 2 rubles;
- 1/2 fork of white cabbage - 5 rubles;
- seasonings and spices - 5 rubles.
TOTAL: 35 rubles
So, 4 servings of Ukrainian borscht without meat will cost you 35 rubles. You will agree that for such money you will not order even 1 serving of lean borsch in any cafe or restaurant! So more often, follow our budget recipes and save with us.