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    What is this soup?

    Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:02 pm Groupie
    We ate at an Italian restaurant the other night and had a very good soup, but the name escaped me. It started with St------copica.......or sounded like that, but it was nothing I'd ever heard before.
    The soup was very simple and I would just guess it was chicken broth, noodles (like maybe fettuccine), a stirred in egg and spinach. I don't recall seeing any meat in the soup, but then I only had a cup and not a whole bowl.
    I wonder if anyone can tell me the name and recipe of a soup like that here. Thanks ,
    Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:54 pm
    Forum Host
    Hi Donna,
    Its "stracciatella soup." Basically it is "Italian egg drop soup" icon_wink.gif

    (pronounced: stratch-a-tella)
    Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:07 pm Groupie
    Yeah.....THAT'S IT !
    Thank you so much.
    As you can tell, I'm totally in the dark about Italian fare once I get past spaghetti and pizza. Ha. Guess I should try venturing out into other foods and make more discoveries.
    Thanks going to give this a go soon.
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    Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:05 pm Groupie
    Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:48 pm Groupie that doesn't look too hard, and am going to try one soon.
    Donna that greyhound picture. Such sweet dogs.
    Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:19 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    It is also referred to as Italian Wedding soup and can have small meatballs in it, it is one of my favorites icon_biggrin.gif
    Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:59 pm
    Forum Host
    Traditionally, "Stracciatella" does not contain meatballs like Italian Wedding soup does (but it does contain chopped spinach or escarole and threads of beaten eggs).

    Traditionally, "Italian Wedding Soup" does not contain greens (chopped spinach or escarole or threads of beaten eggs), but is always made with meatballs and a "soup pasta" (pastina, acini di pepe, orzo, or even capellini broken into half inch lengths).

    Of course there is no reason why the two could not be married to make a "new" soup "Stracciatella Wedding Soup" icon_wink.gif

    Traditional or not, one should eat what one enjoys! icon_biggrin.gif
    Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:15 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    this recipe seems to have greens in it I guess there is variations
    Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:33 pm Groupie
    Thank you carabomm..........I don't have time right now to watch that, but will later tonight.
    Funny how these things finally show up on FN. I didn't see this one though. Thanks for the tip.
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