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Stracciatella Con Cucuzza

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Stracciatella Con Cucuzza
Italian-Style Egg-Drop Soup with Cucuzza
by James Belardo

Stracciatella Con Cucuzza (Egg-Drop Soup with Cucuzza) is a classic dish associated with ‘Cucina Povera,’ the kitchen of the poor. It might have derived from the Roman dish ‘Stracciatella alla Romana,’ a version that omits the squash, but this version really does represent the Sicilian kitchens well. The secret to many Italian dishes lie in their simplicity and use of fresh and flavorful ingredients, with the addition of cucuzza, this soup became a classic. It was a summertime staple in our home.

This recipe is essentially the same as the one for Stracciatella Con Zucchine, the difference is the type of squash, which is similar to zucchini but with a slightly different flavor. 

Ingredients
1 cucuzza, peeled and cubed
carrots, shredded
Onions, slivered
Garlic, sliced thin
Olive oil
4 cups Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
4 cups water
1/2 lemon, juice
Salt and pepper
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Egg Mixture
Whisk the eggs, milk, grated Pecorino Romano cheese and chopped flat-leaf parley with some salt and pepper, set aside.
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3 Eggs
Fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan
dash of milk
Salt and pepper

Directions
1. Heat 4 cups of chicken stock in a large pot and add the slivered onions and garlic.
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2. Add the 4 cups of water, one cup at a time, allowing the soup to come to a boil before adding another cup.
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3. Season with some salt and pepper (to taste).
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4. Add the cut cucuzza and a tbsp or two of olive oil, let cook for a few minutes.
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5. As the cucuzza softens add the shredded carrots.
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6. Add the lemon juice and allow the soup to return to a boil.
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7. Add the egg mixture and try to create strands or shreds of egg by using a fork (hence the Italian word stacciatella).
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8. Let the egg mixture cook in the soup and serve hot.
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Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

October 2, 2017 at 8:19 PM

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