14 Oct Madrid garlic soup
Does Madrid cuisine differ from Spanish one? Yes, certainly! You can find authentic Madrid cuisine only in Madrid. By the way, it is in this city that the oldest restaurant in the world is located. It successfully operates since 1725! Botin is listed in the Guinness Book of Records, but in spite of that, there are quite reasonable prices: meat dishes cost from 11.85€ for half of baked chicken, fish dishes – from 19.85€ for cuttlefish baked in own ink with rice, soups – from 8.90€, desserts cost from 5.85€, a cup of coffee will cost you only 2.65€.
In the meantime, while we are just planning a trip to Madrid, let’s prepare a simple soup from the menu of the legendary Botin – sopa de ajo con huevo.
We will need:
3 cups meat broth
5-6 cloves of garlic
200 g of stale white bread
Salt, red pepper, vinegar, refined olive oil for frying
Slice the garlic finely or grate and mix with ½ teaspoon of salt. Then cut the bread into thin slices. In the preheated oil, fry the bread and garlic, sprinkling it with red pepper. Then boil a liter of water, add a teaspoon of salt and a tablespoon of vinegar. Beat the eggs in boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes, then remove them with a sieve from the water. Pour out the water. For filing put in a bowl the fried bread, garlic, eggs and pour all the meat broth in there, pre-heated. Garlic soup is ready, it remains to decorate with parsley or onion.