EDM Challenge 75 - Recipe
My recipe is ( Avgolemono ) Chicken soup with egg and lemon
This is a classic Greek soup and usually prepared for Greek Easter Saturday after midnight mass. Many people fast for a week before Easter so during the Easter festivities its all about food and eating!
I promised Monica this recipe as she couldnt get enough of this soup when she was staying in Cyprus!
In a large stockpot add fresh chicken and vegetables plus peppercorns, parsley and I throw in some bay leaves to make a good stock.
You need about 6 cups of stock so once this boils up for about 2hrs - take out chicken & veges and strain stock.
Then you add rice to the stock and boil until edible.
In a seperate large bowl beat 2 eggs and lemon juice and add half cup cold water, then add a few laddles of hot stock into the bowl and whisk quickly so it doesnt scramble, add the egg mixture back into the soup and heat through - add salt and pepper to taste, I also like to sprinkle a bit of cinnamon in mine.
You can serve the chicken on the side or shred and place in soup.