Peasant Soup


  • 3 Tbs. Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Large Clove Garlic; Peeled and Cut In Half
  • 2 cups French Bread; Cut into 1-Inch Cubes
  • 2 Tbs. Butter or Margarine
  • 1 cup Onion; Chopped
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 4 cups Beef Stock
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Parsley; Finely Chopped
  1. Heat 3 Tbs. butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic pieces and cook for approximately 5-minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Discard garlic halves. Add bread cubes and cook until golden-brown, stirring occasionally. Remove bread cubes from butter with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the remaining butter to the saucepan and add onion. Cook gently until golden, stirring occasionally for 5 to 8-minutes. Add paprika and beef stock, cover and simmer for about 20-minutes.
  3. Beat eggs well at serving time. Remove simmering soup from heat and add about 1 cup at a time to the eggs, whisking constantly. Stir mixture back into the soup and continue to cook over low heat. Do not bring the soup to a boil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place 1/4 of the reserved bread crumbs into four warmed serving bowls and ladle soup over the top
  4. Sprinkle generously with fresh parsley and serve immediately.


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