Stracciatella with kale.

On Saturday mornings at Rebus Works there is The Saturday Market which brings together local farmers and sometimes crafters near Downtown Raleigh. I stopped by there Saturday morning and picked up some kale along with a few other things. They also have a large urban vegetable garden and chickens. I always love checking those out, too!

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Stracciatella with kale

If you love egg drop soup you will love Stracciatella with kale. Stracciatella is an Italian or Roman-style Egg Drop Soup. My recipe has a strong flavor which is given by the kale. If you want a milder flavor you may use a milder green. You may also reduce the water/stock ratio to equal amounts to reduce the chicken flavor. Vegans/Vegetarians may substitute vegetable stock.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cup chicken stock (one box)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese
  • 4 cups Greens that have been torn into ribbons
  • Two eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper

1) Bring the water and broth to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and add the greens.

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2) After about 8 minutes the greens should be tender. Add the shredded cheese and stir to incorporate as the cheese melts.

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3) Bring the soup back to a boil. Beat two eggs in a measuring cup. Quickly stir the soup to get it spinning in the pot. Drizzle the eggs into the soup in a thin ribbon.

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4) Remove from heat and keep stirring to break the eggs up. The eggs will cook as soon as they hit the hot soup.

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5) Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with an Italian loaf!

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You may add nutmeg or ground chipotle for a bit of a ZING! A small chili would work, too! Hmm, even a squirt of Sriracha would be nice, as well.

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10 responses to “Stracciatella with kale.

  1. themysticalmansion

    Now, that is worth a try!

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  2. trevorsisboom

    I love the idea of this soup! I’m somewhat new to the kale party and have been looking for things to do with it other than salad. I really like this one and it will be fun to play around it.

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  3. I’ve never had a soup quite like this, sounds intriguing!

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  4. It looks a yummieeeeeeeeee great dish!!

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  5. I will have to try your soup using kale from my garden later this year…that is if the critters let me have some this year. If not, I’ll use spinach. 🙂

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  6. I’ve just joined a local CSA – Farm stand where I don’t have to do any work!
    I’m going to file this recipe away as it may come in handy with the greens they provide. A few years back, belonging to a different farm-type co-operative I was introduced to some veggies I wasn’t familiar with.
    Thanks!

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