Siskonmakkarakeitto - Finnish Sausage Soup

While looking at Finnish cooking for this months Eat the World a few recipes stood out and I knew I couldn't pick just one to make. This simple soup is amazing, I always forget how much we love turnips until I cook with them again.

1 (19 oz.) pkg. fresh bratwurst 
1 large onion, chopped
2 small turnips, diced
2 carrots, chopped
5 medium red potatoes, diced
2 parsnips, chopped
8 c. broth
1/4 c. parsley, chopped
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. black peppercorns
1 Tbsp. oil

Heat the oil in a large soup pot and add the onion. cook until translucent. Add the raw bratwursts on top of the onions and cook for about a minute. You want to start heating the sausage but not brown them. 

Add the broth, carrots, swedes, peppercorns, and bay leaves. Simmer for 15 minutes before adding the parsley, potatoes, and parsnips. Simmer for another 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender. 

Remove the bay leaves and serve with crusty bread.


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