Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Foam of Mushroom Soup

That sounds kind of Evil Queen, doesn't it? Like, "Girl, if the Soupmobile comes around while we're down the mine, don't order the foam of mushroom soup." So call it something else, but everything needs a name, and that's what I call this.

1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 can water or milk
2 eggs, separated

Mix the water or milk and soup until blended. Heat, then remove from heat. Meanwhile, beat the yolks a little. Add some of the hot soup, a little at a time, until the yolks are incorporated, then add back into the soup. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add most of the egg white to hot soup, folding in gently. Divide into serving bowls. Top with a dollop of egg white.

I sprinkled ours with smoked paprika, but chopped fresh herbs would also be nice. You could use any cream-based soup.

It's light yet satisfying. Just the thing, after the holiday feasts. Or instead of them, come to that!

Hoping your days are merry and bright, and wishing you the best of the season, whether that means Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Kwanzaa, Blessed Solstice, and/or Happy Tuesday.

Marian Allen
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