AVGOLEMONO

Greek AVGOLEMENO

( This is a favorite soup Greek Food culture serves as a first course at the fine dining of a traditional Greek food affair. This is a very tasty and easy Greek soup which may be served cold or hot. Served cold, it is wonderful on a hot summer day. )

Ingredients:

  1. 500 ml of home made stock / water
  2. 1/4 C raw rice
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 1/4 C fresh lemon juice
  5. Optional – shredded cooked chicken
  6. 1 lemon, thinly sliced

Method:

  1. Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. In a bowl, beat the eggs untill fluffy, then beat in lemon juice.
  5. Slowly stir about 2 C hot broth into the egg mixture and whisk vigorously.
  6. Pour back into rest of soup.
  7. Whisk until slightly thick.
  8. Add shredded cooked chicken if desired.
  9. Serve hot or refrigerate until cold.
  10. Garnish with lemon slice.

Courtesy:

Aman Tandon
Regional Exec. Chef
The Pride Hotel

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