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                          GREEN BEAN & GARLIC SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6       c            Water
    1       t            Salt (or to taste)
    1                    Thyme sprig
                         -OR
      1/4   ts           Dried thyme
    1                    Bay leaf
    1       t            Olive oil
   10                    Garlic cloves, minced or
                         -put through a press
      1/2   lb           Green beans, 1 1/2 lengths
    1                    Egg
                         Freshly ground pepper
    3       tb           Fresh parsley, chopped
                         Croutons
 
   Combine the water, salt, thyme, bay leaf and olive oil
   in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a
   simmer and squeeze in the garlic. Add the green beans
   and simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes. Adjust
   seasonings.
   
   Beat the egg in a bowl and ladle some soup into the
   egg, stirring. Return to the pot, stirring all the
   while. Add pepper. Let simmer a few minutes, tasting
   to make sure the flavors blend. Serve topped with
   parsley and/or croutons.
  
 
 
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