Monday, September 14, 2009

Spinach Garlic Eggdrop Soup


Poor Alayna was home with a fever and couldn't make it to soup night. Which is a shame because I'm pretty sure the soup we made can cure any disease as it has about 10 cloves of garlic. Daniel and Zach came over and stood in for Alayna. They helped me cook and drank my left over wine and roasted eggplant dip. (Seriously, if anyone wants roasted egg plant dip, let me know...)

Anyway, the inspiration behind this soup was that I didn't feel like buying anything for it. This is a great poor man's soup. Especially if you have an herb garden then it's pretty much just water. I don't have an herb garden. Maybe next week.

Alright, there is a new New Yorker with my name with it. Go peal some garlic my little vampires.

  • In a soup pot add 2 or 3 cups of vegetable broth (optional... well, isn't everything optional)
  • Add 4-6 cloves of garlic into the broth with a bay leaf, sage, parsley and a few sprigs of thyme.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and let sit covered for 20 + minutes
Meanwhile...

  • In a small bowl pour in some olive oil, salt, parsley, thyme leaves and pressed garlic and use a brush to paint it on both sides of a thinly sliced baguette
  • Place on a oven tray and pop in the oven at 350 F for 10 minutes... or something... just flip when browned and let sit a little longer... you know.
And go back to the soup...

  • Add a bag of spinach, stir it around until it wilts
  • Mix olive oil and 3 eggs in a bowl
  • Add a ladle full of soup into this bowl to temper the eggs (thanks for the fancey lingo, Daniel)
  • Pour this mixture into the soup pot.
Now drop a piece of miracle toast into your bowl and then ladle the soup over the bread.
It's delish!

Ummm, I can't stop making videos. I don't see this going anywhere good.
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2 comments:

  1. I'm angry that my illness made me miss soup night at mary's. i made ramen. it did have an egg in it, but it seems not the same. maybe i'll post the picture.

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  2. Garlic spinnach soup was delicious. yum yum yum in my tum

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