Hungarian egg soup

Hungarian egg soup
  • 1 Tea spoon (tsp) caraway seed
  • 2 Piece garlic cloves
  • 2 Table spoon (tbsp) flour
  • 5 Decilitre (dl) water
  • 1 Piece egg
  • 2 Table spoon (tbsp) vinegar
  • 2 Tea spoon (tsp) salt
  • 2 Table spoon (tbsp) oil
  • 1 Peck white pepper

season: Whenever

occasion: 4Family

origin: Traditional (National&Religious)



Hungarian egg drop soup is a traditional, cheap and easy-to-cook dish. It consists of light roux, beaten and poached egg, flavoured with garlic, caravay seeds and vinegar. Optionally you can add sweet paprika as well. Heat the oil in a medium size pot, add finely chopped garlic, caraway seed, pepper and salt. Constantly stirring toast the garlic until light browned than add flour and make a blonde roux. Once the roux is done, remove the pot from the heat, stir in paprika optionally, then pour in water approx 5-7 dl. Bring to boil and cook for 15 minutes. Beat the egg and pour into the soup in a fine stream while stirring constantly. Continue to cook for further 1-2 minutes. If you like add more eggs like crack one into a cup and at a rolling boil gently pour it into the soup in one fluid movement. Leave it to cook for 3-4 minutes without stirring, then gently move it with a wooden spoon in order to prevent sticking. Once the eggs are cooked add the vinegar, bring to boil and it's done, no need to cook. Serve hot with poached eggs or toasted rolls or bread slices, flavour with a dash of vinegar or black pepper on top.

Conversion equivalents

Officially, a US Cup is equal to 240 ml or
8 fluid ounces ½ pint or 16 tablespoon.
1 cup of
fluid onces
Fluid - water & milk 240 8.0
Butter 226 8.0
All purpose flour 125 4.4
Confectioners sugar 125 4.4
Cocoa powder 118 4.2
White sugar granulated 200 7.1
Honey, Syrup 340 12.0
Vegetable oil 218 7.7
Table salt 273 9.6
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