The history

I know you did it. You couldn’t help it, could you? You got wasted last night and took some questionable decisions. Now your head feels like this and you can’t find your dignity anywhere. You’re such a pig. Thankfully, a bunch of other Romanians throughout history were pigs just like you and they came up with the unofficial cure for a hangover – tripe soup! Unfortunately, you’ll spend about 2 hours cooking it. But hey, it’s worth it.

The recipe

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Tripe soup - ciorba de burta
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Romanian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 500 grams beef tripe - cleaned. Tripe is a type of edible lining from the stomachs of various farm animals. When you're done puking come and see the rest of the ingredients.
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 small piece of celery root
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1 red chili
  • 500 grams sour cream
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns or ground pepper
  • salt, pepper and white / apple vinegar to taste
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Romanian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 500 grams beef tripe - cleaned. Tripe is a type of edible lining from the stomachs of various farm animals. When you're done puking come and see the rest of the ingredients.
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 small piece of celery root
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1 red chili
  • 500 grams sour cream
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns or ground pepper
  • salt, pepper and white / apple vinegar to taste
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Instructions on how to make tripe soup

Make sure that your tripe is cleaned and sliced beforehand from wherever you buy it. Go ahead and add it to a pot and start boiling it. With water, obviously. While your water’s heating up, start cutting your veggies.

By now, the water should be boiling and you should be puking. Go ahead. I’ll wait here.

Now, add almost everything to the pot: carrots, onion, parsnip, celery, salt, peppercorns (ground pepper), a bit of oil and the bay leaves. Continue boiling.

Cut the garlic into very small pieces, put it into a bowl and add a few tablespoons of ice water to it.

In another bowl, mix the egg yolks with the sour cream and then add the mixture to the pot, along with the garlic water, stirring rapidly.

When you’re happy with your soup, serve it in a bowl and add chilli pepper, parsley and vinegar to taste.

Listen to this while cooking.

Enjoy.