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Roman 'Egg Drop' Soup

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"Stracciare means 'to rip to shreds' in Italian, and, indeed, that is how this soup looks after stirring some beaten eggs with some grated cheese in a good chicken broth. Once you have a good chicken broth the rest is easy. Stracciatella is usually served with shredded spinach and beaten egg, but I recall having it with just egg and cheese when spinach was not in season. In the Italy that I grew up in, seasons made a difference, not only in how we dressed, but in what we ate. This a great restorative soup, used in most Italian families."

— Lidia Bastianich

Ingredients

  • 8 Cups de-fatted homemade chicken stock, or store-bought chicken stock
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 Cups packed spinach leaves, shredded
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 Cup grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

In a medium pot, bring stock to a simmer with 1 teaspoon salt. Once stock is simmering, add spinach and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, grated cheese, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and some freshly ground black pepper to taste. 

Once spinach is tender, add about 1/3 of the egg mixture to the soup, while continuously whisking, to make shreds of eggs. Add remaining eggs in 2 more batches, letting the soup return to a boil between additions. Once all of the eggs have been added, bring soup to a final boil and use the whisk to break up any large clusters of eggs. Serve soup with additional grated cheese.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving195
Total Fat9g13%
Sugar5gN/A
Saturated3g16%
Cholesterol138mg46%
Protein15g30%
Carbs13g4%
Vitamin A164µg18%
Vitamin B120.4µg6.2%
Vitamin B60.3mg15%
Vitamin C6mg10%
Vitamin D0.7µg0.2%
Vitamin E0.9mg4.4%
Vitamin K99µg100%
Calcium128mg13%
Fiber0.7g2.9%
Folate (food)71µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)71µg18%
Iron2mg11%
Magnesium37mg9%
Monounsaturated4gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg26%
Phosphorus208mg30%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium515mg15%
Riboflavin (B2)0.5mg28.5%
Sodium885mg37%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9.6%
Zinc1mg8%