Portuguese bread soup

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the tastiest, nothing like a traditional Portuguese bread soup. It's a delicious meal, cheap, with few ingredients and quite comforting. Bon appetit!!!

Portuguese bread soup on a large bowl

In a saucepan, pour the water and a few drops of vinegar. Boil on a medium-high heat. When starts boiling, add the eggs and reduce to medium heat. Let the eggs poach for about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the eggs with a skimmer to a plate (reserve the cooking water). Poached eggs on a plate Pour the eggs cooking water over the bread and the poached eggs.

Portuguese bread soup on a large bowl

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Portuguese bread soup

Portuguese bread soup on a large bowl

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the tastiest, nothing like a traditional Portuguese bread soup. It's a delicious meal, cheap, with few ingredients and quite comforting. Bon appetit!!!

(5 votes, 4.80 out of 5)


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Servings:: 4
Prep Time: 15 m
Cook Time: 10 m
Total Time: 25 m
Ingredients: bread, coriander, eggs, garlic, olive oil, pepper, water

Ingredients

  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • Coriander (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 450 grams (1 pound) stale bread
  • 1.5 liters (about 6 cups) water
  • 4 eggs
  • 150 ml (2/3 cup) olive oil

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix with a fork the chopped coriander, grated garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the bread cut into small pieces and drizzle with the olive oil and coriander mixture. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, pour the water and a few drops of vinegar. Boil on a medium-high heat. When starts boiling, add the eggs and reduce to medium heat. Let the eggs poach for about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the eggs with a skimmer to a plate (reserve the cooking water).
  4. Pour the eggs cooking water over the bread and the poached eggs (add more salt if necessary).
Portuguese bread soup
Nutrition facts
Serves 4
Per Serving:
% DAILY VALUE
Calories 676
Total Fat 43.5 g(56%)
Saturated Fat 7.5 g(36%)
Cholesterol 164 mg(55%)
Sodium 1421 mg(62%)
Total Carbohydrate 59.5 g(22%)
Protein 15.5 g
 

4 Comments

  1. Avatar for John Griffin
    John Griffin

    Thank you. This is the real soup that I had on my first visit to Portugal. The other recipes I’ve seen on the Internet are too fussy, too inauthentic. There’s no chicken stock, no cooked garlic. Just simple, excellent, heart-warming soup, as presented here.

  2. Avatar for Janice Theriaque

    Perfect authentic recipe!

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