Sounds creepy, right?
I know I know. It is a little creepy.
But, does saying it's authentic help?
It's a really unique approach to breakfast. But has all the elements of breakfast so don't be scared!
Zuppa alla Pavese
4 tablespoons butter
2 slices Italian bread, about 1/2 inch thick, or 4 slices of French bread
2 cups homemade chicken stock
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and saute the bread, turning it, until it's golden brown on both sides. Place a slice of bread (or 2 little slices) into each of two soup bowls. Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a saucepan. Crack the eggs, one each, into each of the bowls, over the slices of bread. Sprinkle the eggs and bread with Parmesan cheese and pour the boiling stock directly onto the egg. The boiling stock will poach the eggs. Break apart the egg with a spoon and enjoy! (Serve immediately.)