"Boiled Water" soup (French)

Boiled Water Soup (french) Recipe

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Also known in french cuisine as "L'AIDO BOULIDO" is essentially a garlic/cheese soup- has a sharp,clear flavor.In the south of France it is believed to have restorative powers,for ailments ranging from gout to a toothache.It is in addition one of the most inexpensive of soups,consisting of nothing more than water,garlic,cheese and stale bread.
It has a tanginess that is surprisingly delightful

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4 c
1 tsp
salt (if desired)
12 clove
garlic,peeled and lightly mashed (yes 12 cloves)
bay leaves
1 sprig(s)
sage or 1/4 tsp of dried
1/4 c
extra virgin olive oil
4 slice
french peasent bread,(recipe is posted on this site) day old,or day old store bought french bread
1 1/2 c
parmigiano-reggiano,freshly grated or gruyere cheese freshly grated

How to Make "Boiled Water" soup (French)


  • 1Pour water into a medium (3qt) saucepan,add salt and garlic.Place over medium heat and bring to a gentle boil.Cook for 10 minutes.
  • 2Add bay leaves,sage and a tablespoon of the olive oil ,and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • 3Remove from from heat,cover and let stand for 10 minutes.Strain.Discard garlic buds and herbs.Place a slice of dayold (stale) breadin each heated bowl,cover with large helping of cheese.Sprinkle with remaining olive oil
  • 4Pour the strained broth over bread and cheese.
  • 5Serve and watch the pleasently surprised faces of your guests. This is an excellent first course for a heavy meal to follow

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About "Boiled Water" soup (French)

Regional Style: French
Hashtags: #Garlic, #cheese

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