Return to Content

Julia Older's Garlic Soup

Julia Older’s Garlic Soup
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Julia Older is a poet and musician who lives in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. Her books include Cooking Without Fuel and Soup & Bread in collaboration with Steve Sherman.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup cubed French bread (crouton size) left standing for 1 to 2 hours
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 cups stock (half chicken, half beef)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Salt


Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the croutons and brown in the oil. When the croutons are almost brown, press the garlic with the side of a knife, mince, and add to the pan.
Sauté the garlic and croutons approximately 3 minutes more. Remove three-quarters of the croutons and reserve.
Add the paprika, cayenne, and stock to the croutons remaining in the pan. Bring the soup to a fast boil. Remove the pan from the heat; then quickly stir in the eggs, parsley, and salt.
Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
Warm individual soup bowls with hot water. Serve a few saturated croutons in each bowl, and let guests help themselves to the remaining crisp croutons at the table.
Updated Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Bring New England Home plus, get the Tablet Edition FREE!

In this issue: 2015 Travel Guide to New England
  • Best Bargains: 35 Don't-Miss Summer Savers
  • Where to Go: 120 Best Fairs, Festivals & Events
  • Best Dining: 90 Local Foodie Destinations
Subscribe Today and Save 44%

Browse Similar Recipes

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2013, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111