Alphabet Wedding Soup

Alphabet Wedding Soup

  

May 29, 2008

I'd love to try this with sausage meatballs; squeeze lean Italian sausage out of their casings at about 1/2" intervals to make small meatball-sized pieces that will hold together as they simmer in the soup.

  • Makes: Serves 4.

Ingredients

3-4 cups chicken stock, preferrably with pieces of chicken in it

1 carrot, peeled and diced

1/3 cup alphabet or other small pasta

about a dozen marble-sized meatballs, or small bits of sausage (uncooked)

1-2 eggs

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

a couple handfuls of fresh baby spinach, chard or escarole

Directions

1Bring the stock to a simmer in a pot on the stove. Add the carrot, pasta and meatballs and simmer for about 10 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through and the pasta is tender.

2In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and Parmesan cheese; drizzle into the hot soup, stirring gently so that it doesn't completely blend in, but cooks in strands. Throw in the spinach and cook for another minute or two, until it wilts.

3Season with salt and pepper, and serve with extra Parmesan cheese on top.

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