Recipe Ingredients

1 egg

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons soft bread crumbs

2 cups chicken stock or broth

Salt and white pepper to taste

Basil, parsley, or chives, for garnish

Parmesan cheese


Bring the stock to simmer in a saucepan. Then, in a separate bowl, beat the egg with a fork and continue beating as you add the cheese and bread crumbs. When they are well beaten, add 1/2 cup of the hot stock.

Bring the remaining stock to nearly a boil, scrape in the egg mixture, and whisk it with a fork for 3 or 4 minutes. When you stop beating and let the soup come just barely to a boil. It will break into "rags," hence the name.

Serve immediately, with an extra sprinkling of Parmesan, topped by garnish of your choice.

Makes 2 servings.

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