About this recipe: Also known as minestra maritata, which literally translates to married soup. Beef mince meatballs are simmered with escarole and eggs. Serve with fresh Italian bread.
If you can't get your hands on escarole, use chicory instead.
My grandmother was from Agnone Italy and this was her recipe. She would never have put anything tomato in this recipe. That would be more like Minestrone, which is another excellent Italian soup. I am the submitter of this recipe and I just wanted to comment on the "lack of pasta" in this recipe. My grandmother never put pasta in her wedding soup. I wanted to share the recipe as it was prepared in my Italian family. You can add pasta if you like it, of course. - 13 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I am giving this 5 stars because this is the only recipe that had the egg mixture in it. I combined the end of this recipe with the first part of 'Mama's Italian Wedding Soup' by Lalena. I also made a bunch of changes to that recipe - see my rating for details. - 25 Jun 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was a truley amazing dish...a technique that I used for this was to shock the spinach which i used in place of the escole. this is done by placing the spinach in ice water when straining out of the boiling water. this keeps the spinach that vibrant green color. This can be done with any green vegtable to keep its color. - 29 Jun 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)