(Or Cold Soup)
5 potatoes (diced and boiled)
4 cucumbers (peeled and diced)
1-2 smoked ham (usual), cooked chicken breasts, or desired meat (leftovers are great)
4 eggs (boiled and diced)
sour cream or mayo (mayonnaise doesn't spoil as quickly)...about 8 oz.
salt and pepper
sour milk water* (or bouillon from boiled chicken breasts & lemon acid or vinegar to taste)
Everything is finely diced and mixed together when cool. If you use the bouillon it needs to be completely cooled before you mix the rest of the ingredients into it. Then refrigerate until use. It will taste better if you can let it sit for at least an hour.
*Okay. Let's see if I can explain the sour milk water. (If you live on a farm, you know what it is. I didn't know until recently.) After milk from a cow sits for a little while, you end up with a thick, buttery layer on top and sour milky water on bottom. The bottom is what is used. I have NO clue what it is called in English, because before coming to Ukraine I had never bought it before.