July 13, 2006

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.


  1. Sounds yummy and I love your little sketches to go with it.

  2. Yep, sounds yummy. Will have to try that one. Like the sketchs that went with it too.

  3. Sounds delicious!

  4. Sounds really yummy, Anastasia.

  5. Yum, I want to try it (when it gets cooler weather!) Isn't it funny how every culture has their "Chicken Soup"? My hubby's from Guam, and their "Kudon Mannok" or "Chicken Soup" has coconut milk in it and is FABULOUS!

  6. Ok, so you guess 3 cities, then ask if there is a clue in the drawing, and don't notice that the signage is all in Spanish?? Oy.

    You can't blame this one on me. :-)

  7. Momma Pajama - chicken soup with coconut - sounds good!!!!
    chicken soup is good for the soul!

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