"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Lenten Egg Stew Recipe

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This recipe for Lenten Egg Stew, by , is from JE'AN AND BEULAH HEBERT'S FAMILY RECIPES, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Simone Brown/granddaughter
Added: Friday, March 6, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 Boiled Eggs
1/4 Cup Oil
1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Medium Onion, Finely Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic Minced
1 Medium Bell Pepper, Chopped
1 Quart Vegetable Broth
2 Stalks Celery, Chopped
4 Carrots, Cut Into Large Pieces
Salt, Black Pepper, Red Pepper To Taste

Directions:
Directions:
Place raw eggs in a pan of cold water. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 18 minutes. Immediately remove eggs from the water and rinse in cold water to stop cooking. Peel when cool enough to handle. While eggs are cooking, make a light to medium roux with the oil and flour. Turn down the fire. Add the onions, garlic and bell pepper to the roux, stirring constantly until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the vegetable broth and add the celery and carrots. Simmer for about 20 minutes until the roux is incorporated into the broth. Cut the peeled eggs in half around the middle and drop into the broth.
Serve over rice.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my Mom's (Aurelie) dish, although she never had a "recipe". She would have made twice as much for our family of seven. When I first married, my husband, Rodger, said, "Egg stew? I don't get it. Where's the meat?" I said' "Fine I'll add meatballs, but you can't have any eggs." Well, now, 15 years later, we fight over the eggs, and I don't bother with the meatballs!

 

 

 

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