Monday, November 5, 2007

Greek Chicken Soup

I am better. I did absolutely nothing Saturday, but sleep and rest, which was very hard for me.

And I felt much better on Sunday, when we all had an extra hour's sleep.

But I credit my speedy recovering to Avgolemono soup (it means egg and lemon soup), my comfort food of choice. Recipe below:

One large can of chicken broth with fat (That's four small cans of broth).
3 eggs
2 lemons
1 cup cooked rice

Bring to boil one can chicken broth and one can water.
Make one cup of white rice (you can also use orzo, but I prefer the taste of rice in this soup).
In a large bowl, beat the three eggs. Cut the lemons in half and squeeze in half a lemon at a time, beating with the eggs as you go along. When all the lemon juice is added and beaten in, add the cooked rice to the lemon egg mixture (for those who care, the lemon cooks the eggs).

Ladle the broth into the egg and rice mixture and stir as you go along. This is a little slow and tedious, but if you rush it, the soup will curdle. If you do it right, it is an amazingly creamy texture. When the entire broth is ladled and stirred into the egg mixture, give it all a good stir and serve.

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5 comments:

Ryan Field said...

Glad you're better...you've got people (family; the important ones)who depend on you. The soup sounds great, too. It's copied and pasted now in my files.

You also have the smartest agent blog on the web and we look forward to your posts.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope you didn't have to make the soup that helped you get well. Your detailed recipe brought a picture to mind of a very distressed. sniffing, and feverish woman busy at work in the kitchen.

Glad you're feeling better, and I, too, admire Chazz. He is a rare talent.

And keep up the good work in your blog.

libby-jane said...

Thanks for the recipe, the soup sounds delicous!

Dennis said...

Too funny! Your recipe is exactly what my wife makes when someone in our family is sick -- she also adds chicken, though. This was passed down from her mother and, though my wife does not cook anything else (not allowed...city ordinance), she has mastered it.

Glad you feel better, and awesome blog!

Tula Neal said...

Hmm, I don't know. Lemon and eggs together? In soup?