Total Pageviews

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Italian Stracciatella Soup : Low Carb / Keto

Stracciatella is a term used for different types of Italian food. Stracciatella alla romana is an egg drop soup which is popular around Rome in the Lazio region of central Italy. A similar soup, called zanzarelli, was described by Martino da Como in his 15th century manual, The Art of Cooking. Other variants exist. The soup provided the inspiration behind the stracciatella variety of gelato—a well-known milk-based ice cream infused with fine chocolate flakes that was originally created in Bergamo in northern Italy in 1962. Stracciatella is also a variety of soft stretched-curd cheese invented in Apulia that is made using a shredding technique. Stracciatella cheese is also used to make burrata, a buttery cheese enclosed in a bag of mozzarella.

This recipe suggestion is for an Italian-style egg drop soup and is one of those super simple ones which requires only a few ingredients, and a few minutes to pull together, but results in a delicious soup packed full of flavour. It makes a light lunch, but you can also add some shredded chicken if desired. The idea behind the soup is simple — you heat a large pot of stock or broth (traditionally chicken is used, however you could also use vegetable if you prefer), mix together some grated Parmesan cheese and eggs, and then slowly stir it into the hot stock. The eggy mixture quickly cooks, creating little ‘shreds’ — the word stracciatella translates to ‘little shreds'. 


Ingredients: 
Serves Four
6 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock (about 1.4 L)
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
4 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese (20 g / 0.7 oz.)
2 tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley
sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Optional: extra parsley and Parmesan cheese to serve


Step by step instructions can be found here

Dear reader - you will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. 

All the best Jan

27 comments:

Tom said...

...this is new to me!

Anonymous said...

Interesting and different. Looks a good recipe to try.

Tina

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Vengo a visitarte en este inicio del Año para ofrecerte mis mejores deseos, en su transcurso.

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

happyone said...

We eat a lot of Italian food at my house. My husband is Italian.

Lowcarb team member said...

VENTANA DE FOTO said...
Vengo a visitarte en este inicio del Año para ofrecerte mis mejores deseos, en su transcurso.

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Google translate:
I come to visit you at this beginning of the year to offer you my best wishes, in its course.

Happy new year!

Elephant's Child said...

Simple and lovely.

Mary Kirkland said...

That sounds pretty good.

William Kendall said...

The ingredients certainly sound good.

Jo said...

That sounds unusual.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've had egg drop soup before, but never Italian. I love it and could eat it all day long. Thanks for the recipe, Jan.

by JFM said...

I have never had this but I am definitely interested 🍜

Thank You 💮

bill burke said...

This is new to me too. I'll have to give it a try.

Christine said...

Looks good!

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so good Jan! Thank you! Big Hugs!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Interesting..but looks good.

Iris Flavia said...

Yes, I thought of ice cream and thought "ewww"!
Good thing I read on - I will definitively try this!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds wonderful! Valerie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Sounds good! Thanks always for sharing and giving up new options! Happy New Year!

Benita Roberts said...

The soup looks delicious and looks pretty easy to make! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

sandy said...

wow never heard of it but it looks kind of good .

Martha said...

Never heard of this before. I'd give it a try!

Sandra Cox said...

Oh yum! And I love easy:)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Jan.

carol l mckenna said...

Great recipe for this time of year ~ thanks!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Debbie said...

i have always enjoyed egg drop soup at restaurants but have never tried to make it. this seems good and not too many ingredients!!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh that looks very yummy, thank you!

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Thank you for the interesting recipe! xx