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Garlic soup

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Sopa de ajo (Spanish)
Austrian garlic soup

Garlic soup is a type of soup using garlic as a main ingredient. In Spanish cuisine, sopa de ajo ('soup of garlic') is a traditional garlic soup made with bread and egg[1] poached in chicken broth, and laced with garlic[2] and sherry.

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Czech Republic[edit]

Česnečka (Czech)

In the Czech Republic, garlic soup is called česnečka.[3] It is made with garlic and potatoes and topped with fried bread.[4] Sometimes cheese, ham or eggs are added.[citation needed]


Versions of garlic soup have been prepared in Provence, France.[5][6]


Versions of garlic soup similar to Spanish versions are prepared in Mexico.[2]


In Poland, garlic soup is sometimes called zupa na gwoździu (literally soup on the nail).[7]

In Upper Silesia, the traditional wodzionka soup has a garlic-based version, made with diced garlic, hard-boiled egg, potatoes and fried bread.


Cesnačka is also a part of Slovak cuisine.[3]


Sopa de ajo

In Spain, egg whites are sometimes whipped into the soup, as with egg drop soup. Sopa de ajo[8] is a traditional winter soup in Palencia and Valladolid where it is made with bread mixed with pepper, water and garlic. It is cooked slowly and a raw egg is often whipped into the soup as it is served. Sopa de ajo is also traditional in Castilian-Leonese cuisine and Castilian-Manchego cuisine. In Extremaduran cuisine, sopa blanca de ajos (white bean garlic soup) is a tradition.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Books, Madison; Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC; Kummer, C. (2007). 1001 Foods To Die For (in German). Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-7407-7043-2. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Bayless, R.; Bayless, D.G.; Brownson, J.M. (1996). Rick Bayless Mexican Kitchen. Scribner. p. 120. ISBN 978-0-684-80006-6. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Moyers, S.B. (1996). Garlic in Health, History, and World Cuisine. Suncoast Press. pp. 35, 220. ISBN 978-0-9654236-0-1. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Barrell , Ryan (March 13, 2017). "13 Hangover Cures the World Swears By". Paste. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  5. ^ Braux, A. (2009). How to Lower Your Cholesterol with French Gourmet Food: A Practical Guide. Createspace Independent Pub. p. 188. ISBN 978-1-4486-7697-2. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  6. ^ Child, J. (1989). The Way to Cook. Alfred A. Knopf. Alfred A. Knopf. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-679-74765-9. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  7. ^ Strybel, R. (2003). Polish Holiday Cookery. New Cookbooks Series. Hippocrene Books. p. 102. ISBN 978-0-7818-0994-8. Retrieved 2015-01-24.
  8. ^ Rombauer, I.S.; Becker, M.R.; Becker, E.; Guarnaschelli, M. (1997). JOC All New Rev. - 1997. Scribner. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-684-81870-2. Retrieved 2015-01-24.

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