Borscht with Potatoes

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Appears in
The Potato Year: 300 Classic Recipes

By Lucy Madden

Published 2015

  • About

Fidel Castro, speaking of the economic situation on May Day 1992, talked about ‘The Battle of the Potato’. Potatoes have sustained hungry people for generations. Serve this Russian soup with a spoonful of sour cream dusted with a little paprika.


  • 8 oz (225 g) potatoes, cleaned
  • pints (just under a litre) vegetable stock


Bring the stock and the tomato juice to the boil and add the vegetables shredded into julienne strips, together with the seasoning. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Add the lemon juice just before you serve.