Sunday, March 25, 2012

What's Cooking? - Garlic Soup

I know this is a little late in the season, but there are still some of you out there with fierce colds and flu. I thought I'd post my favorite cure. I've taken an old Spanish Garlic Soup recipe and altered it over the years. The recipe is for one serving of two bowls. I always eat two. Garlic is a fantastic source of natural antibiotics and the cayenne pepper is great for circulation. 

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Garlic.


2 cloves garlic, diced
2 slices of white bread torn, crusty stale is better
2 T olive oil
2 cups water
one egg, slightly beaten
cayenne pepper
salt to taste

In a medium saucepan add oil, saute garlic until very light brown and soft. Add torn bread pieces and saute stirring constantly until brown. the garlic will brown more too. Add the water and mash the bread until it's incorporated with the water. Add the beaten egg and stir quickly to incorporate with the bread. I usually add about a teaspoon or more of the cayenne. I like spicy. You might want to use a bit less. The more you can tolerate, the better for your cold. Add salt to taste. 

If you want a bigger batch, just increase. This does make 2 small bowls, so you can make for a crown accordingly. It doesn't hurt to add more garlic either. 


Sundown Alpaca Ranch said...

Interesting. I will have to remember to try this the next time I or my husband gets sick with the cold or flu.

Shadow Dog Designs said...

I LOVE garlic soup! You are so right - the first sign of sniffles or aches from either my husband or me, and I'm whipping up bowls of garlic soup. It works! And I use a dash cayenne in almost everything. Your recipe is different sounds delish - am going to have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing.

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