Green bean & garlic soup

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 cups Water
1 teaspoon Salt (or to taste)
1 Thyme sprig OR
¼ teaspoon Dried thyme
1 Bay leaf
1 teaspoon Olive oil
10 Garlic cloves, minced or put through a press
½ pounds Green beans, 1 1/2" lengths
1 Egg
Freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons Fresh parsley, chopped

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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