1 1/2 Pints (4 cups) water 1 bay leaf 2 sage leaves 3/4 tsp fresh thyme a dozen medium cloves of garlic, smashed peeled, and chopped 1 tsp fine grain sea salt
1 whole egg 2 egg yolks 1 1/2 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, use only your best. day-old crusty bread & more EVOO to drizzle
Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan and add the bay leaf, sage, thyme, garlic, and salt. Heat to a gentle boil and simmer for 40 minutes. Strain into a bowl, remove the bay and sage leaves from the strainer, and return the broth and garlic back to the saucepan, off the heat. Taste and add more salt if needed.
With a fork, whisk the egg, egg yolks, cheese, and pepper together in a bowl until creamy. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, beating all the time, then add (slowly!), continuing to whisk, a large ladleful of the broth. Stir the contents of the bowl into the garlic broth and whisk it continuously over low-medium heat until it thickens slightly. Just long enough to be no longer watery. I usually let it go a wee-bit beyond that - until it is the consistency of half-and-half or cream. Place a handful of torn bread chunks into the bottom of each bowl and pour the soup over the bread. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil, and serve immediately.
Original recipe from Sunday Mail Supplement
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