Save-Your-Life Garlic Soup Recipe

A quick soup said to cure hangovers.


2 heads garlic, preferably new-crop, separated into cloves (about 16 medium cloves) and peeled
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
12 sage leaves
Salt and pepper
6 cups water
4 eggs
4 slices bread, lightly toasted
Chopped parsley, scallions, or chives


Step 1: Slice or roughly chop the garlic cloves. Warm the oil in a heavy pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and sage and let sizzle a bit without browning, about 2 minutes. Season with about 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pep-per. Add the water and bring to a boil over high heat, then lower to a brisk simmer. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Step 2: Ladle about an inch of the soup into a skillet and bring to a brisk simmer over medium heat. Carefully crack the eggs into the pan and poach for about 3 minutes.

Step 3: To serve, place a slice of toast in each soup bowl and top with a poached egg. Ladle the soup over the eggs and sprinkle with a little parsley.

Makes 4 servings

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Reprinted with permission from David TanisOne Good Dish (2013 Artisan Books)



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