Old Wives Tales – Hungarian Mushroom Soup Recipe
Old Wives Tales was a Portland institution for several decades. And one of their best recipes by far was the Hungarian Mushroom Soup.
3/4 lb. mushrooms, sliced
4 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped
3 tablespoons white flour
1 tablespoon dill weed
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon paprika
2 cups of water or vegetable stock
2 tablespoons tamari
1/2 cup sour cream
Sauté mushrooms and onions in 2 tablespoons butter. Add water or stock. Add dill wee, paprika and tamari, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
In a separate pan heat milk. In another pan heat remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, add flour and cook over a medium heat for a minute to brown flour slightly.
Whisk in warm milk. Add to milk mixture to mushroom mixture, then whisk in sour cream.