Sopa de Fideos con Huevo

sopafideo

Carlos says that this recipe is for a hangover but we usually eat this with sandwiches for an easy Sunday afternoon lunch. I often use Maggi brand soup packets but if you want to avoid MSG by making this from scratch, check out the variation below!

Sopa de Fideos con Huevo

Ingredients:

1 packet Maggi brand “Pollo con Fideos” soup mix
4 cups water
2 eggs

Directions:

1. Follow directions on the Maggi packet to make the soup as usual.

2. During the last minute of the soup’s simmering time, remove the pot’s lid and crack 2 eggs into the broth. Immediately stir with a fork to break up the yolk.

3. Place the lid back on the pot. Simmer an additional 2 minutes.

4. Remove from heat and ladle into bowls. Serve. (Optional: We like this with Ritz crackers crushed on top.)

Variation:

1. Bring 4 cups of chicken stock to a boil. Drop in 1/2 to 1 cup small “fideo” noodles. (If you can’t find the little “fideo” noodles pictured above, any tiny noodle is fine, or use angel hair spaghetti broken in 1/2 inch pieces.)

2. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer until noodles are tender. Crack 2 eggs into the broth. Immediately stir with a fork to break up the yolk.

3. Place the lid back on the pot. Simmer an additional 2 minutes. To add a little more flavor to the soup consider any combination of salt, pepper, dried thyme, dried parsley, and/or dried basil.

4. Remove from heat and ladle into bowls. Serve. (Optional: We like this with Ritz crackers crushed on top.)

6 thoughts on “Sopa de Fideos con Huevo

  1. LOL. I remember when my husband first told me to make this. (Chicana married to a Salvadoran from san miguel). He would use the Ramen noodles chicken flavor. He asked me to make it with an egg. This was very early into the relationship not yet married. So with his broken english and my broken spanish, worse then broke. I placed the egg in the pot with the noodles. I didn’t crack the egg. I was thinking this guy wants a hard boiled egg with his soup. Weird I thought. I had never eaten eggs in soup before, I mean never. You can imagine what he was thinking. LOL. So this blog has definitely helped and encouraged my cooking for my Salvadoran. :) Now we think back and laugh together.
    We add cilantro, Tabasco and lime to our’s and sometimes cut up zucchini. God bless you.

    • Hi Jaci! That’s such a sweet and hilarious story – Thank you for sharing it :) I’m laughing imagining a hardboiled egg cooking away in the middle of the noodles LOL. We definitely know what it’s like to have misunderstandings like that! (It still happens on occasion!)

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