Oh how funny the creative process can be. As you may have noticed, I took a little break from posting after Thanksgiving. I just wasn’t feeling it in the kitchen like I normally do. Most of my recipes were turing out mediocre and frankly, I was feeling lazy. Yesterday was a complete shift from that. I wasn’t really in the mood to cook what I had planned but I knew the rest of my family could use some good homemade soup to combat their colds. So, I opted for a quick soup recipe and ended up spending most of the night in the kitchen having fun with a few new creations. I have fond memories during my art school days staying up to the crack of dawn, working tirelessly on projects because you just. can’t. stop.
I made this soup for a new momma not too long ago and thought something was missing. Lo and behold, the addition of the egg. Just like in a hot bowl of ramen. There’s probably a more technical way to doing it but I found the microwave easy enough. Soup for breakfast anyone?
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- ¾ lb sausage of your liking (I used italian pork links and removed the casing)
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 cups water
- 2 large russet potatoes, diced (peeled if preferred)
- 1 bunch kale, dino or lacinato, stems removed and coarsely chopped
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary or oregano
- salt and pepper
- chili fake (optional)
- 4-6 large eggs
- Add oil to a soup kettle or dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and cook till softened.
- Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add sausage and bay leaves (Remove from casing if using links).
- Cook until brown, about 10 minutes.
- Add stock, water and potatoes and bring to a boil.
- Lower heat to a simmer and add kale, rosemary, salt and pepper, and chili flake, if using. Add more warm water if kale isn't mostly submerged.
- Cook for another 20-30 minutes, or until potatoes are soft and kale is tender.
- Scoop each serving into a microwave-safe bowl and carefully place an egg on top of the soup.
- Microwave each bowl on high for 1½-2 minutes or until the egg whites turn white and the egg is to your liking.