Sour Chicken Soup Recipe
Yesterday, I made a small survey on Facebook about which soup you like the most. Would you believe, there was not any soup that took the lead by making a difference. Everyone gave different answers. Soup tastes vary a lot. But there is an agreed point; Soup is indispensable in the winter.
A bowl of hot soup is the only thing that we want during the winter we spend outside. The first thing to do when you get home is to have a hot soup. Would you like to know what is the place of this soup in human history?
Soup was first introduced in the 3rd century. One of the saints of the time, St. Patroclus ate his barley bread by dipping it in water and sprinkling it with salt. Over time, water began to be replaced by broth. Although it does not overlap with today's soup understanding, this soup is the most primitive form of the famous onion soup, which is one of the first things that come to mind when France is mentioned today. In fact, the tradition of using bread in soup still continues throughout Europe. One of the best examples of this is the croutons that we use from time to time.
Even in my hometown (Kırklareli), tarhana soup used to be eaten by pouring it on dry bread like "papara". It was my favorite meal. Nowadays, families are not as crowded as they used to be, so not much bread is made at home and there is no stale bread either. This breaded tarhana soup is not better than ready-made breads.
I don't know if it's as delicious as it used to be, even though it's homemade bread. Maybe it was from childhood that it came so deliciously. A huge tray of bread was chopped and hot tarhana soup was poured on it. Peppers were burned in butter and drizzled on top. A plate of green tomato pickle was brought with it. That would be the dinner menu. And we used to sit at this table with 6 people and fill our bellies. As it is nowadays, 3-4 kinds of food could not be prepared and half of it was thrown away.
As I have seen from my family and my mother, I try not to waste even a bite of bread, and I try to encourage people in this regard. Please be sensitive about this issue and not only work in your own home, not to waste food, but also warn the people around you as much as you can.
- 1 chicken breast,
- 1 cup of vermicelli,
- 1 egg yolk,
- Juice of half a lemon,
- 1 heaping tablespoons of flour,
- 4 tablespoons olive oil ,
- 1 handful minced parsley.
- 7.5 cups of room temperature water.
- Dice the chicken into small cubes,
- Heat the oil,
- Sauté the chicken until it absorbs all the juices it initially releases,
- Add 6 cups of water and vermicelli, and boil until both vermicelli and chicken are softened,
- In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolk, lemon juice, flour and 1/2 cup water,
- Take 1 ladleful of the soup base and add it into the egg mixture to temper it, then stir well,
- Now add this mixture back into the soup base in the pot while stirring quickly,
- Boil 2 more mins, add the salt and parsley, stir then remove from heat.