White stew

I’m adding this recipe which is another Polish one, from my mum. It’s called White Stew. It is a wholesome, wonderful meal, great for cool winter nights.


  • 1 chicken cut into pieces
  • 2 onions
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 2 large carrots
  • potatoes
  • 1lb mincemeat
  • matzah meal
  • 1 egg
  • meat stock (or stock cube)
  • 1 lemon


  • 2 large saucepans
  • small mixing bowl
  • sieve


  1. Make a chicken soup by boiling the chicken pieces in a couple of litres of water. Remove the scum and then add the onion (quartered), the celery and carrots both of which can be loosely chopped. You can use whatever quantity of vegetables you like, and even add more types if you like.
  2. In another pan boil some potatoes.
  3. You then make meatballs, thus. Put the meat and onion in the food processor to make a paste. Transfer to a bowl and add some salt, pepper, medium matzah meal and a beaten egg. Mix these ingredients in your hand. They should not be too dry as they will fall apart, so it’s necessary to add the matzah meal gradually. Cook the meatballs in some water, into which you have added stock (one cube or already-made meat stock).
  4. Pass the chicken soup through a sieve. (Keep whatever parts of the chicken and vegetables you like to use with this, or any other recipe.)
  5. When the chicken soup is ready, take a cupful and let it cool in a bowl. Beat an egg and add it to the cooled soup, with the juice of a lemon. Stir gradually and very carefully into the soup, which should also have cooled somewhat, until you have a thicker consistency.
  6. Cut the boiled potatoes into halves or quarters, and put them, with the drained meatballs into the chicken soup.
  7. You have a fantastic meal!
Re: White stew

thought i was gonna get a recipe for tuscan bean but…..mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……..happy surprise…thanks!

Re: White stew