Stracciatella Soup

by Lisa Marie Rosati on December 7, 2012

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A recipe for Italian-style egg drop soup.

Ingredients:

8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 large eggs
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese
3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 1/2 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Bring the broth to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, cheese, parsley and basil and blend.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir the broth in a circular motion. Gradually drizzle the egg mixture into the moving broth, stirring gently with a fork to form thin strands of egg, approximately 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the spinach, then season the soup, to you personal taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Ladle the soup in bowls and serve immediately.

TIP: If you want to prepare the soup ahead of time, complete steps 1-3 and then add spinach leaves right before you’re ready to serve soup. You want the spinach to wilt, not cook.