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Italian egg drop soup | Stracciatella

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stracciatella alla Romana, Italian egg drop soup

Italian egg drop soup

Italian egg drop soup or stracciatella is a phenomenon. And a paradox: a rich dish from the poor cuisine.

It is a ray of sun on a cloudy day. Pure comfort food!

  • Prep Time 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time 10 Minutes
  • Total Time 15 Minutes
  • Serves 4 People
  • Calories 285 kcal


  • 1 litre of chicken broth
  • 6 eggs
  • 100 grams of grated parmesan cheese
  • parsley, qb
  • A pinch or salt


  1. Bring the chicken stock to a boil
  2. Mix the eggs, cheese and parsley in a bowl
  3. Add the mixture to the boiling broth
  4. Lower the heat
  5. Stir gently for about eight minutes
  6. Serve the Italian egg drop soup piping hot
  7. With a slice of toasted bread


Italian egg drop soup is easy to prepare but has a great impact.It is not exactly clear what broth people used. Many old recipes mention beef broth, brodo di carne. But then change idea and talk about chicken broth. Either work well. What is instead abhorrance is the use of vegetable broth. As it goes with popular preparations, they spread. Stracciatella originates in  Rome.  Others added new ingredients. In Emilia-Romagna they call this soup from paradise. They add lemon zest, nutmeg and marjoram.In the Marche region instead breadcrumb goes in. Making this a rather thick soup. Some add semolina to the soup.Stracciatella is comfort food. And you eat comfort food at home. Specially when things look bleak. So do not expect it on the menu of any restaurant.

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