Friday, April 8, 2011

Italian Egg Drop Soup

From Cooking With Sugar

  • 1 48 oz container of chicken stock
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 1 (9oz bag) of fresh spinach chopped or 1 (10oz box) of frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 tablespoon fresh or dried parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup of pastina pasta (the little stars)
  • Salt and black pepper
In a stockpot, heat the olive oil and add the garlic and the onion. Season with salt and pepper and sauté on medium high heat until onions are transparent (but not brown) about 2 minutes. Then add the chicken stock and bring to a light boil. Add the spinach and the parsley and turn down the heat slightly and cook for about 5 minutes while you make the egg mixture. In a bowl, combine the eggs and the cheese, and mix well with a fork until blended.
Turn up the heat on the stockpot and when the stock comes to a boil, add the pastina and give it a good mix so it doesn’t stick together. Cook for about 2 minutes and then whisk in the egg mixture with a fork and reduce heat immediately to low. Continue whisking lightly for a minute or two until eggs set. Remove from heat and let the pot sit for a minute or two. Then season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve topped with some extra grated cheese.

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