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"boiled water" soup (french)

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a recipe by
billy haze
Philadelphia, PA

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

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For "boiled water" soup (french)

  • 4 c
  • 1 tsp
    salt (if desired)
  • 12 clove
    garlic,peeled and lightly mashed (yes 12 cloves)
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 sprig
    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)

  • 1
    Pour water into a medium (3qt) saucepan,add salt and garlic.Place over medium heat and bring to a gentle boil.Cook for 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Add bay leaves,sage and a tablespoon of the olive oil ,and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove 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
  • 4
    Pour the strained broth over bread and cheese.
  • 5
    Serve 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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