Cooking Hussy


Bread Soup February 19, 2009

Filed under: Soup/Stew,Vegetarian — cookinghussy @ 9:49 am


Bread soup. It sounds kind of strange. And it is, actually. But it uses up stale bread and is a soup, two things that worked for me when I made it. I moved this past weekend and was trying to work through some of the things in my freezer and pantry so I didn’t have to move bags of groceries in addition to our furniture. So, out came a loaf of white bread from the freezer. I’ve seen several recipes for bread soup over the winter but this one from everybody likes sandwiches was what looked the best to me.

  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 onion – sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic – chopped
  • 1 stalk celery – diced
  • 1 t. dried hot chili flakes
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 4 C. vegetable stock
  • 1/2 small loaf of stale bread – cubed
  • 1 small can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 2 T. Parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste

Saute the onion, garlic and celery in the oil over medium-high heat. When softened, add in the chili flakes, oregano and some salt and pepper. Add in vegetable stock and tomatoes and simmer over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Add in bread and spinach, stir and cover pot. When the bread is soft and spongy, taste, adding more salt or pepper if necessary. Serve with a little parmesan on top.

Notes: Meh. It was a fine soup, but there aren’t a lot of nutrients in white bread. And if I’m going to eat a somewhat unhealthy soup, I’d rather it taste far better than this. Next time, bread pudding.

Servings: 6 bowls


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