Sunday, September 30, 2012
September Soup Of The Month: Avgolemono
Some friends and I have decided to try a monthly recipe thing again. This time it's going to be soups.
This months soup (pictured above) is Avgolemono. It is a Greek soup who's name translates to Egg And Lemon. The recipe we used can be found HERE.
I apologize for the poor picture, the battery was dead in my camera so I had to use my phone.
Now for what I thought of the soup. In short, it was good. Not great, but good. However, I think it could be great. I followed the recipe exactly, as I normally do when I make something for the first time.
I found the lemon flavor to be a bit over powering. My lemons were on the rather large side though, so in retrospect I probably should have used just two of them.
I also found the whipped egg very hard to incorporate. Next time I may not whip them quite so much.
Other recipes I have looked at call for a measured amount of lemon juice, eggs whipped until just foamy and more egg yolk.
While I did find it to have too much lemon, the soup did leave me wanting bite after bite. The egg gives it a very silky mouth feel and the pasta just enough chew to leave me satisfied.
I can't wait to try this soup again. I think with minor adjustments it would be a fast family favorite.
Posted by Heidi Ebels