Cookbook:Straciatella

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Straciatella is an Italian egg-drop soup. It uses a chicken broth base, and adds flavour with fresh parsley, parmesan cheese, and pepper.

Ingredients[edit]

Optional[edit]

Optionally, add some or all of the following for additional flavour:

  • ~1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • semolina
  • red chili flakes, or chili powder

Procedure[edit]

  • Put the broth in a large pot, and bring to a boil
  • Separately, combine eggs, cheese, and parsley, and beat until the cheese and parsley are wet
  • Once the broth is at a rolling boil, use a whisk to set the fluid whirling
    • Slowly add the egg mixture, keeping the broth at a boil so the egg cooks quickly
    • Remove from heat, and add pepper
    • Serve immediately, or reheat and serve very hot.

If the egg flakes instead of forming stracciatelle (long, wispy and cloud-like shreds), then do something differently. I dunno what :)

Since parmesan cheese is salty, it's unlikely you'll need to add more salt for flavour.