Garlic Soup with a Fried Egg

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 13, 2011 at 7:41pm

garlic soup with a fried egg

Think of this soup as comfort food with a kick. The garlicky broth is mellow and sweet, ready and waiting to be made sublime with a fried egg (because a fried egg makes everything sublime…right).

I added warmed sausage, white beans, and arugula because that’s what I had in the fridge (see recipe below). Simmer the base soup and make it your own, a little differently each time, over and over again.

Garlic Soup with a Fried Egg
Serves 4

The soup alone is delicious, but is also highly adaptable. In the photo above I spooned warm sausage, sauteed arugula, and white beans into the bowl before ladling in the broth—because I had sausage, arugula, and white beans in the fridge!

10 cloves garlic, peeled, sliced thin
4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 tsp. paprika or smoked paprika
1 Tbsp. harissa
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1/2 c. white wine
4 c. chicken broth or stock
4 large eggs
salt & freshly ground black pepper
4 Tbsp. grated cheese (optional)

In a Dutch oven, heat 2 Tbsp. oil over medium heat. Add garlic, turn heat to low, and saute until soft but not brown, about 5 minutes. Add the paprika, harissa, and tomato paste and saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in wine and simmer until liquid is almost evaporated and mixture is a thick paste, about 5 minutes, then stir in chicken stock. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, partially cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season to taste and keep warm.

Set out four soup bowls. Heat the remaining 2 Tbsp. of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry eggs to desired doneness, seasoning with salt & pepper. Place one egg in each of four bowls, ladle soup over, top with grated cheese and freshly ground pepper, and serve immediately.

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Older Comments

  1. By FreshTartSteph on March 19, 2012 at 6:19PM

    Thanks man :) I so appreciate the note.

  2. By Jason ross on March 19, 2012 at 4:42PM

    That's my kinda soup! Looks perfect.

  3. By FreshTartSteph on September 6, 2011 at 7:11PM

    Hey, what a cool thing to say - it was fun. Thanks!

  4. By Epwait on September 6, 2011 at 12:03PM

    All those photos looked like a fun time with some great food.

  5. By FreshTartSteph on July 14, 2011 at 10:50AM

    Thank you Xiaolu! Yes garlic = love. Love!
    Jodi, thank you, love the name of your blog! I hope you enjoy.

  6. By Jodi on July 14, 2011 at 10:48AM

    This looks quite delicious and I definitely am going to print this one out and give it try this weekend!

  7. By Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets on July 14, 2011 at 2:37AM

    What a satisfying and beautiful soup! I love love garlic =).