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Chicory Soup - {Cicoria Seduta}

Courses: Soup
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

6   Water
2 tablespoons 30mlSalt - plus
  More for seasoning
1 lb 454g / 16ozChicory - trimmed
6 cups 1422mlBrown Chicken Stock - (see recipe)
6   Eggs
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozParmigiano-Reggiano - freshly grated
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozCaciocavallo - freshly grated
  = (or substitute provolone)
1 1/4 cups 296mlExtra-virgin olive oil - for frying
4   Day-old peasant bread - cut 1/2" cubes

Recipe Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9-inch casserole with butter.

Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt. Set up an ice bath next to the stovetop. Plunge the chicory into the boiling water and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes, then drain, and plunge into the ice bath. Drain again and squeeze out excess water.

Chop the chicory finely and place in a small saucepan with 1/2 cup chicken stock. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, then remove from heat, and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs, add salt and pepper, to taste, and then add 2 tablespoons each of Parmigiano-Reggiano and caciocavallo. Mix well, then add the chicory.

Turn the mixture into the prepared casserole and top with half of the remaining cheese. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until golden brown and crusty. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Cut into six wedges and place each in a soup bowl. Bring the remaining chicken stock to a boil. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil to 325 degrees in a tall-sided pot and add the bread cubes. Fry until they are golden brown on all sides and remove from the oil with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels, then distribute evenly among the bowls. Fill each bowl with a ladle of chicken stock, top with the remaining cheese, and serve.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

Source:
MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali - (Show # MB-2E29) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK

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