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  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 large slice firm, coarse-textured bread
  • 1 cup good meat or poultry broth, preferably homemade
  • 1 medium egg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh Italian parsley
  • Grated fresh nutmeg


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then turn it off.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet and fry the bread until golden brown on both sides.
  • Place in a soup bowl just large enough to fit the bread.
  • Place the bowl in the warm oven.
  • Place the broth in a saucepan and bring to a strong boil.
  • Season with salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Remove the bowl from the oven and break an egg on top of the bread.
  • Pour the boiling broth over the egg and season with pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan, chopped parsley and a grating of fresh nutmeg.
  • Eat at once.