Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes

Straciatella - bowl.JPG

Straciatella is an Italian egg-drop soup. It uses a chicken broth base, and adds flavour with fresh parsley, Parmesan cheese, and pepper.



Optionally, add some or all of the following for additional flavour:


  • Put the broth in a large pot, and bring to a boil
  • Separately, combine eggs, cheese, and parsley, and beat until the cheese and parsley are wet
  • Once the broth is at a rolling boil, use a whisk to set the fluid whirling
    • Slowly add the egg mixture, keeping the broth at a boil so the egg cooks quickly
    • Remove from heat, and add pepper
    • Serve immediately, or reheat and serve very hot.

If the egg flakes instead of forming stracciatelle (long, wispy and cloud-like shreds), then do something differently. I dunno what :)

Since Parmesan cheese is salty, it's unlikely you'll need to add more salt for flavour.