Lettuce and Bacon Soup with Omelette

    35 minutes

    This is a Romanian soup recipe, made mainly in Transylvania. All Romanians love their soup we have a saying: there's no meal without soup. I haven't had this one before but after trying this recipe it will stay on my family menu from now on.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 100g bacon
    • oil for frying
    • 1 lettuce (cos)
    • 1 vegetable stock cube
    • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 150g sour cream
    • 150g yoghurt

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Cut the bacon into thin slices and fry in a bit of oil. Wash the lettuce then cut it in to thin slices. When the bacon starts to change colour, add the lettuce and mix well.
    2. When the lettuce is soft add water (depending on how much soup you want to make) and leave it to simmer until the lettuce is tender.
    3. When the soup starts to boil, add the vegetable stock cube and the vinegar. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
    4. In the meantime make the omelette from 1 egg and the egg white from the other egg (save 1 egg yolk for the soup). Then add salt and pepper.
    5. When the lettuce is tender, take the saucepan off the heat, mix the egg yolk with the crushed garlic, yoghurt and sour cream. Leave the soup to cool down a bit and then add the yoghurt mixture making sure everything is stirred well.
    6. At the end cut the omelette in thin slices and add it to the soup.

    Cook's note

    Romanians use borsh instead of vinegar, but it will turn out as delicious with vinegar.

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     -  28 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)