Lettuce Soup – Ciorba de salata

Posted: July 23, 2008 in Dinner
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I had to call my sister twice to ask her about the great and difficult Lettuce Soup recipe. It always seemed SO hard to make it, even though I knew it doesn’t contain much, so it can’t be hard to make it. Here are the ingredients :

2 big lettuce heads

6 – 7  eggs

100 ml cooking cream (35%)

4 tbs vegetable oil

4 cloves of garlic, minced

salt, pepper


Wash the lettuce leafs, put salt on it and leave it for 10-15 minutes. In a large pot heat 3 tbs of the vegetable oil and after strangling and beating and braking the lettuce as much as possible, when almost dead, throw it in the heated oil and leave it there for at least 15 minutes. 

In the meanwhile, make an omelette out of 5 eggs.  Break into as small pieces as possible and put it aside.


When the 10-15 minutes passed, add water, about 8-10 cups, the omelette, the minced garlic, salt and pepper and let it boil for another 5-7 minutes.

Mix the cream with the egg yolks from the 2 remaining eggs in a 4-5 cups size bowl. The white can be frozen for later use. Add a few tbs at a time to the cream and yolk mix until bowl is full. Then put this mixture in the pot and give it another 1-2 minutes boil.

Taste it for salt and serve. It’s delicious!!!

Bon apetit!

  1. aha, d-aia aratati voi asa bine, ca mîncati asa bine! bai-bai zeama lunga de salata, cum s-or pune gainile pe ouat, cum fac si io asta

  2. sidi2u says:

    E prima oara in 10 ani ca mananc asa ceva. Nota – salata e de la mine din gradina 😉

  3. Michele says:

    Hmmm…. I’ve never had lettuce soup. I might have to try that!

  4. sidi2u says:

    @ Georgia – Not many people know how good this soup is. It’s worth it a try…

  5. crisatcross says:

    Imi curg balele, mai fato!

  6. cînd trecem la felul doi? nu de alta, da io abia astept desertul

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