Breakfast Soup Aka Bacon and Egg Soup

Total Time
1hr
Prep
30 mins
Cook
30 mins

This is the soup I came up with when my son issued me a challenge! He and my husband, his Dad, play golf very early in the morning....even through the winter, unless there is snow on the ground. One morning, he asked if I could come up with a breakfast soup for their next excursion. It turned out so well, we've had it numerous times since.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In Dutch oven, cook bacon until crisp, stirring occasionally to keep pieces separate.
  2. Remove and drain bacon; keep warm.
  3. Discard all but 4 tablespoons of the drippings.
  4. Over medium heat, stir the flour into the drippings, blending well.
  5. Cook roux over medium heat for two minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Add water, bouillon cubes (or substitute 9-10 cups ready made chicken bouillon) both kinds of pepper and salt (if using).
  7. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened and bouillon cubes are dissolved.
  8. Add freshly grated potatoes and instant onion; simmer for ten minutes.
  9. In bowl, mix eggs, nutmeg, parsley and Parmesan cheese.
  10. Stir into simmering soup and continue stirring constantly for three minutes.
  11. Eggs will separate into "rags"--just like the classic Italian Straciatella Soup.
  12. Stir in the reserved bacon pieces and serve immediately with Italian style breadsticks, which are optional.