Tripe soup (ciorba de burta) – the unofficial hangover remedy
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.
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.
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