Saturday, May 28, 2011

TOMATO CONSOMMÉ WITH PEARLS

Soak 1/2 cup pearl tapioca over night in 1 quart cold water. Cook in same water until tender and clear. Drain liquor from 1 quart can tomatoes, add 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1 pint chicken stock or 2 chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in 1 pint water. Wash 2 eggs, slightly beat the whites and add whites and shells to the soup.

Stir until soup boils, boil 2 minutes, remove from heat and let stand 20 minutes. Strain through double cheesecloth, add tapioca drained from water and rinsed. Reheat and serve in bouillon cups. A bit of Red coloring may be added to intensify the color.

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