17 February 2013

Escarole Soup With Tiny Meatballs



Escarole Soup with Tiny Meatballs

A treasured old Brooklyn recipe.  There's nothing more to be said, except you can substitute ground beef for the ground chicken.


Just enjoy and mangia.  This one's healthy and low-fat/calorie too.

Escarole Soup with Tiny Meatballs
  • 6 cups rich chicken broth
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese a combo between Parm & Romano
  • 1/3 to 1/2 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tbs dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp minced parsley
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large head escarole (that would make about 5 firmly packed cups) or comparable amount of fresh spinach. 
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste.


Beat eggs & cheese, set aside

Make the meatballs--mix together the meat, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic and 1 tbs of the egg mixture. Roll into marble-sized balls and place them on a plate.

Wash the escarole and slice the leaves crosswise into 1-inch pieces; slice the stems very fine. Add the escarole to the simmering broth and cook it for 5 minutes.

Add the meatballs and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining egg/cheese mixture. Bring to a boil and correct the seasoning.




8 comments:

Lillian (My Recipe Journey) said...

I love these kinds of soups! Add some small pasta and we call this Italian Wedding Soup! Great post! And another perfect pic! =)

Judith Hannemann said...

I remember Ina Garten making this on a show a few years ago. Looked DELICIOUS!!!

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Dylan said...

Trying this out tonight, but with venison! I've never cooked with wild game before so I'm really excited.

Thanks for the recipe!

Dylan said...

Trying this out tonight, but with venison! I've never cooked with wild game before so I'm really excited.

Thanks for the recipe!

Judith Hannemann said...

Let us know how it turns out Dylan. Should be good with venison!!

Dylan said...

It came out great! I made a few changes, but the core recipe is still very much present. This was my first time cooking with wild game, so definitely a success. Thanks for the recipe!

Post:
http://www.dylancooks.com/recipes/venison_meatball_soup/

Judith Hannemann said...

So glad to hear this Dylan!!! I will go and check your recipe! Love to see folks take a recipe and customize it. I do it all the time too! <3