Thursday, November 17, 2011


I am hearing about a lot of icky germs floating around out there. 
Take care of yourselves. 
Have some soup.
Even if you aren't sick. 
Swim in a bowl of chicken broth accentuated with ribbons of velvety, beaten egg and shreds of spinach. 
Let the bright green onions make your taste buds sing.
Be well.

(adapted from Food and Wine)

5 cups chicken stock
1-inch piece of ginger, peeled
2 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon corn starch
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups baby spinach, chopped
2 scallions, chopped

In a medium saucepan, bring the stock and ginger to a boil.
Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove the ginger and discard.
Combine cold water and corn starch in a small bowl to form slurry.
Stir into the simmering chicken stock.
Allow to simmer for 2-3 more minutes.
Reduce heat and with a wooden spoon stir around the pot to form a "cyclone" in the broth.
While continuing to stir the broth, slowly stream the beaten eggs into the pot. (This should form ribbons of egg instead of a nasty glob.)
Cook for about 30-45 seconds.
Add the chopped spinach to the broth.
Cover and cook about 1 minute to wilt the spinach.
Season with salt and pepper, as desired. (I don't.)
Ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped scallions. Serves 4

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