Recipe: Sopa de Ajo con Huevos

Need a good meal for a wintry day? Try this easy, delicious soup recipe.

Sopa de Ajo con Huevos
(Garlic Soup with Poached Eggs)

Serves 5-6

For soup:

1/4 cup olive oil
8 garlic cloves, peeled & crushed
8 cups chicken stock
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
8-10 eggs
1/4 cup chopped parsley

For Rice:
2 cups white rice
2 garlic cloves, peeled & crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt
3 cups water

1) Heat the oil over medium heat in a 6-quart pot. Add the mashed garlic and sauté until golden, 1-2 mins.
2) While the garlic cooks, start rice ingredients in a rice cooker.
3) Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Back down to a simmer for 5 mins. Add salt & pepper.
4) One by one, crack the eggs into a ladle and slowly dip them into the broth. Add parsley. Cook for 5 mins.
5) Put a scoop of rice in one side of the bowl. Add one ladle of broth (scoop low to get the garlic!). Add 1-2 poached eggs. Enjoy!

This recipe was adapted from p. 84 of this marvelous cookbook:

The Cuban Table

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