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Spanish Style Garlic Soup

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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

Garlic lore says it wards off vampires and colds. In any event, this soup is delicious.

Serves 4



  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 1 ounce Serrano ham
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 ounces bread, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Peel garlic and roughly chop.
    2. Heat oil in a saucepan. When oil is hot, add garlic and bread cubes and saute until lightly browned.
    3. Add stock, salt, pepper and paprika, and simmer covered for 5-10 minutes until bread looks like it is dissolving.
    4. To serve, put the soup in 4 oven-safe dishes and crack an egg into each dish. Place the dishes in a pre-heated 350° oven and bake until the eggs are set.
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