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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 137.3
  • Total Fat: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,141.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 10.2 g

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Kassiani's Thick Avgolemono Soup

Submitted by: KYRRDIS

Introduction

This is NOT a 'healthy' recipe. This is the way my mother, a real Greek, makes it... although the bouillon is a recent addition. Restaurants often just use the egg whites; my mother uses whole eggs. This is NOT a 'healthy' recipe. This is the way my mother, a real Greek, makes it... although the bouillon is a recent addition. Restaurants often just use the egg whites; my mother uses whole eggs.
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    Chicken Broth, 10 cup (8 fl oz)
    Egg, fresh, 5 large
    Lemon Juice, 4 lemon yields
    White Rice, medium grain, 4 cup
    Chicken bouillon, 3 cube
    Salt and pepper to taste

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Directions

Boil a chicken for two hours. Remove the chicken from the pot, and use for chicken salad or some other purpose (you can add some of the meat back to the soup later if you want).

Add 1 and 1/3 cups dry rice to the pot. Let the rice cook. TURN DOWN THE HEAT.

Squeeze the 4 lemons. Beat the eggs, THEN add the lemon juice. Beat together.

Slowly add a LITTLE bit of the broth at a time to the egg-lemon mixture until the mixture gets very warm. Dump into the broth and stir.

Let the broth come to where it begins to boil again, and take the pot OFF the heat. I cannot stress this part enough; you don't want the egg to 'break'. The only reason Mom lets it boil at all is because of salmonella worries.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KYRRDIS.






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  • Incredible!
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    This recipe is better than my boyfriend's Greek's mother's soup....Thanks for sharing!!! I did add a lemon though because he likes it really lemony and used orzo over rice (again his preference).... - 11/7/10

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  • Just awesome! Our local Greek diner closed and we've been missing our Avgolemono. Not tonight though! Thanks for the awesome soup and it's only 3 weight watchers points plus! - 1/5/13

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  • Traditional!
    - 4/25/11

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  • This is the first recipe that actually tastes like my Greek father's cooking. This was my favorite dish growing up. Delicious! - 1/28/11

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  • Very few ingredients, very easy to make, and very very good! - 10/17/09

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  • I haven't made this version so can't rate it... but it's 137 caories, has great protein content and if you use low sodium broth it's good and healthy all around. No need to say it's not healthy. :) - 4/13/09

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  • Best Avgolemono soup I have ever made!!! Will definitely make it again.. - 10/12/08

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