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Bread Soup Alentejo-Style (Portuguese)

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“Stale bread is added to an aromatic broth.The bread absorbs the broth and softens. Adapted from Portugese Homestyle Cooking.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mash the garlic with the salt,forming a paste.
  2. In a large bowl,mix the paste with the olive oil and cilantro.
  3. Gradually stir in 1/2 the water.
  4. Tear the bread into medium sized pieces,(2 to 3 inches) Toss in as little or as much as you wish.
  5. Allow it to soak up some water for about 5 minutes.Add more water if necessary,so that mixture is not dry.
  6. Mix gently. Ther should be a decent amount of broth,although the ratio of liquid to bread is a matter of preference.
  7. Break eggs into a small bowl,one at a time, then slide them in the large bowl a making space between the pieces of bread, and allow them to poach in the hot broth.(about 5 minutes.) *Be sure the broth is piping hot so the eggs will cook*.
  8. Ladle the soup into serving bowls, including an egg in each one.
  9. Serve immediately.
  10. NOTE: The eggs can be boiled or poached seperately and then added to each soup bowl.

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