Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Garlic Soup

8 garlic cloves, minced
3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) ready-to-use chicken broth
1-1/2 cups water
4 slices stale or toasted bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 egg, beaten
1 scallion, thinly sliced
Parmesan cheese

Coat a soup pot with nonstick cooking spray. Add the garlic and cook over medium heat until light brown, stirring constantly. Add the broth, water, bread, and pepper; mix well. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.

Remove 2 tablespoons of the soup to a small bowl and combine with the beaten egg. Using a fork, slowly stir the egg mixture into the soup, forming egg strands. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until heated through.

Ladle the soup into individual bowls, top with the scallion rings, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately. (can garnish with croutons)