Traditional Recipe: Garlic Soup with Ham and Egg

Garlic Soup

Has always caught my attention the plural name of this type of development that is so traditional of our gastronomy and whose variants are many and are spread throughout the geography of the country. In my house the garlic soup made with ham and egg and bread is broken with a little help. So I learned from my mother, she hers and so generation after generation.

Garlic Soup
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The garlic soup with ham and egg is a humble dish prepared with basic and inexpensive ingredients. The result is extremely tasty, but it is essential to use a good stock or broth. Better if it is domesticated, although the market there are very good too and are great for a rush. Anyway, our recommendation is to spare no quality. Your palate will thank you.

Ingredients for four or five servings

  • 8 cloves garlic, 200 g of ham, 1 tablespoon sweet paprika, 1 bay leaf 10 thin slices of stale bread, 1-1.2 liters of beef broth, 4-5 eggs (whites and yolks separated) and oil extra virgin olive.

How do garlic soup with ham

Peel the garlic and passed through a garlic press or chop-finely. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté garlic over low heat, being careful not to brown or embitter the final result. While garlic enamors bread and cut the prosciutto into small dice.

Add the ham to the pot, along with the bay leaf and sauté for a couple of minutes. Then we sprinkle the paprika and stir over (hey, it does not burn). Immediately after the bread slices placed over the entire surface and we water with beef broth. We climbed the fire to restart the boil, but as we go down this happen.

Cover the casserole and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Stir to break bread slices, which will already be well soaked in broth. Add the egg whites and stir while congeal for two or three minutes. Remove from heat, incorporate the egg yolks, cover the pan and let stand five minutes soups before serving.

  • Preparation time | 20 minutes
  • Difficulty | Very easy


The garlic soup with ham and egg are a blunt plate and make a meal for themselves. Noon great, especially for those days when we need to tone the body that is when they wonder. Soft and syrupy texture of bread soaked in broth stumbling contrasts with ham, making each spoonful a delight on the palate.