I rarely watch Rachel Ray, but had the TV on when I was baking Christmas cookies. This recipe sounded different, and I knew that my son would love it– it combines two of his favorite things: tomato soup and eggs. I used my homemade turkey stock and doubled the soup recipe. I try to keep soup in the freezer for last minute meals. It was good.
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, finely diced
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 large fresh bay leaf
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 1 28- to 32-ounce can hand-crushed San Marzano tomatoes
- A few leaves basil, torn
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
For the Egg “Noodles”:
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- Salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
Yield: 4 servings
- For the soup, heat the olive oil, 2 turns of the pan, in a large soup pot over medium to medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, carrot, salt, pepper, thyme, bay and cook partially covered to soften 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomato paste and stir 2 minutes; add stock, tomatoes and basil. Simmer partially covered for 30 minutes, remove and discard bay leaf.
- Purée soup in a blender and return to pot.
- To make the béchamel sauce, melt butter in a saucepot over medium heat, whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Whisk in milk, season with salt and pepper, and let thicken to coat a spoon. Stir béchamel into soup to combine.
- For the “noodles,” beat eggs with cheese, salt, pepper and parsley. Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat and add half of the egg mixture. Swirl into a very thin, large layer, cover with loose foil and cook to completely set, 3-4 minutes. Repeat with remaining egg mixture. Remove pan from heat and roll up eggs into 2 logs. Slice each log into 1/4-inch “noodles”.
- Serve soup in shallow bowls topped with a few “egg noodles”.