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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 93.3
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 127.5 mg
  • Sodium: 998.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g

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Avgolemono, Gluten-Free, Casein Free

Submitted by: SCHELRY

Introduction

This is a recipe that I understand is for very very authentic Avgolemono. Having not been to Greece I can't speak to that, although having made this recipe I can say that it tastes perfectly consistent with the lovely soups I've enjoyed in Greek diners in the Northeast. Note that this recipe differs from all those already posted by the separation of the egg mixture and frothing of the egg whites. This is a recipe that I understand is for very very authentic Avgolemono. Having not been to Greece I can't speak to that, although having made this recipe I can say that it tastes perfectly consistent with the lovely soups I've enjoyed in Greek diners in the Northeast. Note that this recipe differs from all those already posted by the separation of the egg mixture and frothing of the egg whites.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    8 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade, if not, low sodium
    1 cup rice
    4 eggs, separated
    3 medium lemons, juice of
    Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Boil the broth and add one cup (measured dry) rice to it. Reduce tempurature and simmer for about 20 minutes, until rice is thoroughly cooked.

Juice the three lemons. Set aside. Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Set yolks aside. In a medium sized bowl, beat the living crap out of the whites until you have medium peaks. (I don't have a mixer so this takes a pretty minute)

Now mix the yolks and lemon juice together, and stirring constantly add to the egg whites. Now temper the egg mixture with about 2 cups of the steaming broth, pouring it in a steady but slow stream while stirring constantly

Now that the egg mixture is quite warm, add it to the broth and rice while stirring constantly. You don't need to be quite so slow in this step.

Remove from heat and serve!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SCHELRY.






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