How To Cook Krupnik Polish Soup

Krupnik is a tasty and warming Polish soup made from barley that is healthy offering lots of natural slow release energy.krupnik polish soup

It is very easy to prepare and fast to cook.


  • one piece of meat e.g. pork ribs or chicken thighs
  • vegetable oil or olive oil
  • half a cup of barley – kasza jeczmienna is a good option
  • 4 to 5 medium potatoes
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 leek
  • spices to taste salt, pepper, bay leaf


Cook your chosen meat in a pot of water, toss in a bay leaf, add salt, and cook for about 25 minutes.
Then throw into the meat stock peeled and chopped vegetables.
Cook until tender
Remove the soft meat and vegetables from the pot, pour in rinsed barley, and cook for approximately 15 minutes.
Add potatoes cut into small cubes.
When the barley and potatoes are soft add the chopped meat and vegetables back into the pot.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add some chopped fresh parsley to make the soup colored and fragrant.


Remember you shouldn’t over salt your soup.

Krupnik is adaptable according to your own preferences and the vegetables you happen to have on hand. You can add more meat and barley if you like your soup thicker, or more water to make it lighter.

You can add Vegeta spices available in most Polish shops to season as is kasza jeczmienna.


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