Blind fish (Ślepe ryby)

Ślepe Ryby is a simple potato soup meant to grace the tables of Poznań’s not so well to do. This explains the variations in meat ingredients or, at a pinch, lack of them. The taste and tradition of the dish, however, along with its intriguing name, suffice to ensure that it loses none of its appealing qualities.


1.  200 g smoked spare ribs
2.  1 bunch of mixed vegetables
3.  500 g potatoes
4.  1 onion
5.  salt and pepper


Boil the mixed vegetables together with the spare ribs. Peel and rinse the potatoes, then cut them into large cubes and boil in a stock pot. Peel and dice the onion, then fry it in butter and sprinkle with flour. Pour the resulting roux into the soup. Scrub the mixed vegetables and cut the meat cut from the bone. Add to soup. Spice with salt and pepper.