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Garlic Soup recipe
28 August 2009 @ 19:29

Garlic Soup is a delicious and easy to make soup, great as a winter warmer.

2-3 tbsp olive oil
2-4 bulbs garlic, peeled and either left whole, or sliced
1-2 teaspoons smoked sweet paprika
1½ litres ham or vegetable stock
8 slices of French bread
A few small sprigs of thyme
1 bay leaf
4 eggs

1. Heat the oil in a largish saucepan on a medium heat.
2. When hot, add the whole or chopped garlic.
3. Once the garlic is golden brown, remove from heat. If you are using whole cloves, then blend them with a little of the stock. Set aside.
4. Return pan to the heat and add the paprika, allowing to stew for a minute or two.
5. If you have belnded the garlic, return the mixture to the pan after the paprika has been cooked.
6. Add the remaining stock, bread slices and the herbs.
7. Cover and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
8. Remove the herbs,
9. Beat the eggs and pour some of the soup into a bowl.
10. Spoon the beaten egg into the bowl and when it has started to solidify, gently pour the contents of the bowl bag into the saucepan,
11. Reheat slightly, but do not boil,
12. Serve in bowls, being careful not to break up the egg too much.

Serves 4

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