Avgolemono (Egg/lemon sauce)

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Ann Hatzimangas Recipe
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Sligo, Greece
Member Since Mar 2012
Ann's notes for this recipe:
This is the basic recipe for Avgolemono, the sauce in turn can be poured over stuffed zucchini and is also used in a chicken soup and a soup known as Youvarlakia (meatball soup/egg/lemon soup)
(Avgo means egg in greek)
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Beat the egg yolks and lemon juice. (Save egg-whites for another dish)
Remove some of the broth from whatever you're finished cooking.This sauce is added in the last 5 minutes. (Boiling chicken, meatballs, zucchini) and gradually add it to the beaten egg yolks. You want to increase the temperature without ending up with omelette!
Add the beaten egg mixture back to the pot, do not stir the soup, simply gently shake the pot to distribute the mix. Do not let it boil. It will start to thicken and will be ready in five minutes.
You can add more lemon, salt/pepper now if you want.

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user Ann Hatzimangas amhgr - May 1, 2012
Ann Hatzimangas [amhgr] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
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user Jean Campbell gwashington1961 - May 1, 2012
This recipe has been a favorite of mine since I was 9 yrs. old. That would have been 60 yrs. ago. My mom, brother, and I were in Boston, Mass. to visit my father - who was Active Duty in the US Navy. He put us in a nice, large hotel in the downtown part of the city. He had discovered a very nice Greek Restarant just around the corner from the hotel. We liked the menu so much it was the one we went to for almost all our meals. The Avgolemono Soup had us all making sure to have yet another bowl while we were there. Dad took us to see the US Navy Ship "Old Ironsides", that was currently being resupplied and repaired at that time. Dad knew a member of the repair crew, who had invited dad to bring us to see the ship while we were in town. We had three exciting memories for that visit: #1 - "Old Ironsides", #2 - the Avgolemono Soup, #3 the duck family that lived in our hotel's Lobby Pond (when the mama duck wanted to take her chicks to the large pond in the park across the street - where they could not only swim, but also learn how to fly. Leaving the hotel & returning, the Doorman would stop car traffic in the busy street, to allow the ducks to waddle across. It was a Nationally reported story - in the news. We were so entertained - but we all kept that admiration for the Greek menu. Thanks for posting this recipe for
user Jean Campbell gwashington1961 - May 1, 2012
I repeat, thanks for posting this recipe for all the members of JAP! LOL :-)
user Jean Campbell gwashington1961 - May 1, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Ann Hatzimangas amhgr - Jun 10, 2012
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