Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Stracciatella ( Italian Egg Drop Soup )


             I have had a cold for a little while and was in need of some major comfort food.
           
             Southern California is having record heat for this time of year and even when it's
             100 degrees....I love to eat soup. I guess when you're inside with the air conditioner
             on it makes a difference. Soup to me is total comfort food and makes me instantly
             feel better. This is my favorite way to eat this and I know you're going to love it.


                                                            Stracciatella ( Italian egg drop soup )

                                                            3 tablespoon olive oil
                                                            1 cup chopped carrots
                                                            1 cup onion, chopped
                                                            1 cup celery, chopped
                                                            3 garlic cloves, minced
                                                            1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
                                                            1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
                                                            1 dash red pepper flakes
                                                            1/2 teaspoon each garlic and onion powder
                                                            3 ( 32 ounce ) containers chicken stock
                                                            1 cup water
                                                            1 cup ditalini pasta
                                                            2 cups chicken, cooked. I bought a rotisserie chicken
                                                            1 ( 9 ounce bag ) baby spinach
                                                            1 lemon
                                                            3 eggs
                                                            1/3 cup parmesan cheese

        1) In a large pot heat olive oil and add carrots, onion, celery and cook until almost
        tender, add garlic and spices.

        2) Add the chicken stock and water bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente.
        add chicken, spinach and lemon.

        3) In a small bowl beat eggs and mix in cheese. Slowly pour in eggs and cook for
        1 minute and take off heat.

         I like to serve mine with a lemon wedge and extra parmesan cheese.

18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! This looks so tasty!

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  2. My hubby is notorious for cranking the air conditioner way beyond a reasonable temp, this soup is perfect!

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  3. Not sure how you managed to make my mouth water for soup even on this HOT day! xo

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  4. This is everything I could ever want in a meal. YUM!

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  5. Hope you feel better Val. This indeed is the best comfort food!

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  7. There is nothing like chicken soup when you're not feeling well. I am feeling like I'm coming down with a cold myself so your soup looks so inviting to me! I love the lemon in this version.

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  8. I'm convinced we could be roomies. I could live on soup and salad and this one looks so perfectly comforting. Sorry you were under the weather :( It's been blazing hot in Nor Cal too. We had a couple of 3 digit days in a row this week but we're looking forward to a much cooler weekend. Have a great one, Val!

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  9. I knew I had to make this the moment I saw it on Instagram!

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  10. yes please! Nothing says warm and inviting better than this soup! LOve it

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  11. Do you put the lemon in whole or slice into wedges or juice it?

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  12. Hey Stacie - I put the juice of one lemon in the soup and I like to serve it with a lemon wedge at the end....

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  13. LOVE this soup! its the best!! We too can eat soup all year long, no matter how hot it is in the summer. Hope you're feeling better!

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