Avgolemeno Soup

Posted on: Saturday, February 18, 2012

To ward off any chill or cold, try our Yiayia’s classic Avgolemeno soup. The tangy, creamy soup is not only one of our favorites, it’s a cure-all to anything. We can attest to that!

Avgolemeno Soup

5 c chicken broth
1/4 c rice
1 c cooked shredded chicken
3 eggs
3 T lemon juice
lemon zest for garnish
salt and pepper throughout

Heat the chicken broth in a large pot until it starts to boil. Add the rice and cook for 15 minutes. Add the chicken and cook for a couple minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and lemon. Temper the eggs by whisking a ladle of the hot liquid into the egg and lemon mixture. Slowly whisk the warmed egg and lemon mixture into the pot. In order for the soup not to curdle. whisk continuously. During this step Yi would always make a kissing sound with her lips. You could say it was superstitious, but her soup never curdled. Our mom and us do the same. After pouring in the lemon and egg mixture, let the soup cook for a couple more minutes. Ladle the rich liquid into bowls, garnish with lemon zest, salt, cracked black pepper and enjoy!


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