Sunday, January 12, 2014

Stracciatella (Italian Egg Drop Soup)

It took me a week, but I'm finally caught up on work emails, laundry, housework and grocery shopping after spending 17 days in Italy over the holidays. We had a great time, and I can't wait to share more about our trip in future blog posts.
 One of the things my hubby brought back with him was a nasty cold! There seems to be so much of that going around these days, and this recipe is perfect for cold and flu season. 

This recipe is from my sister-in-law (Maria's) mother-in-law (Rosaria).  Stracciatella is an Italian egg drop soup, very popular around Rome, in the Lazio region of Italy (which is where my husband is from). 
 You'll need some chicken broth. We always make our own - we buy the 2 pack chickens from Costco, and my husband removes the breasts and legs, and then we use the thighs, wings and carcasses to make broth. Just cover with water, throw in some onion, carrots, celery, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for about an hour. Strain. If you like more chicken flavor, you can add a chicken bouillon cube to give it a boost of flavor (I do!)

 You'll also need some parmesan cheese, eggs, bread crumbs, fresh lemon juice and chopped parsley.

 Whisk eggs and parmesan cheese.

 Add bread crumbs.

 Bring chicken broth to a boil over medium high heat.

 Add the lemon juice to the boiling broth.

 Drizzle egg mixture into boiling broth while whisking constantly.

 Add the chopped parsley and continue whisking until the eggs cook and float to the top.

 Serve immediately.

8 cups chicken broth
2 eggs
2 Tbls grated parmesan cheese
2 tsp bread crumbs
juice of 1/2 of a lemon
1 Tbls chopped parsley

  1. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, parmesan cheese and bread crumbs.
  2. Bring chicken broth to a boil over medium high heat. Add lemon juice.
  3. Drizzle egg mixture into boiling broth while whisking constantly. Add chopped parsley and continue whisking until eggs are cooked and float to the top.
  4. Serve immediately.
Buon Appetito!


  1. this looks ans sounds delicious Kim!

  2. Thanks Renee! It's fresh,simple and delicious. It sure hits the spot when you're feeling a little under the weather too!

  3. My mother used to make chicken egg drop soup when we were sick. She added finely chopped white meat and never used the lemon juice. I made yours tonight for a quick dinner after grocery shopping. Mom's recipe will go into retirement. Your's is so much brighter. Thanks, Kim

  4. Oh, wow BigShotsMom! That's a huge compliment - thank you so much! I'm so happy that you liked it.

  5. This sounds so perfect! I can't wait to try it!

  6. Thanks Baking Nana! I hope you can try it sometime. I'm sure you won't be disappointed, especially with your good homemade broth!

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