Green bean and garlic soup

Yield: 4 servings

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