Today we offer you a delicious romaine lettuce soup recipe, as it is done in Transylvania, with scrambled eggs and fried bacon., and served with sour cream. I recommend you to try this easy and tasty romaine lettuce soup recipe.

It is a spring-summer recipe that is made of any kind lettuce. In our family, the most common is butter lettuce but today we use romaine lettuce.

We’re preparing the ingredients

For this recipe, we need two pieces of bigger romaine lettuce.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Two Romaine Lettuce

We need four eggs, two cloves of garlic, about 200 grams of bacon and dill.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Chopped Smoked Bacon
Romaine Lettuce Soup-Four Eggs
Romaine Lettuce Soup-Chopped Dill and Garlic Cloves

The first time we breaking the lettuce leaves, and wash them one by one.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Lettuce Leaves

After that cut the leaves into not too small pieces.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Cut Leaves in Small Pieces

Let’s start cooking the romaine lettuce soup

In a soup pot, we heat 50 ml of sunflower oil in which we put 3 tablespoons of wheat flour.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Frying Flour in the Pot

Let the flour squeeze a little, stirring constantly until it gets a yellowish colour. This will have the role of thickening the soup a little. Seasoning with one teaspoon of sea salt and one teaspoon of freshly ground pepper.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Add Water on the Frying Flour

Then add a spoonful of sweet paprika and a little water to avoid burning paprika and flour.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Seasoning Frying Flour With Paprika

Leave a minute to homogenise well, then put the cut romaine lettuce in the pot.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Lettuce in the Pot

We were mixing and putting the water to cover the lettuce well, I put about two litters of water.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Pour Water on the Lettuce

Now put the two cloves of sliced garlic.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Sliced Garlic

Let’s boil about 20 minutes, then it’s tasty if the lettuce is not boiled, it’s a bit crispy.

Until the soup boils, we start to fry the eggs, because in Transylvania the lettuce soup is made with omelette and it is particularly tasty.

First, we put the sliced bacon in a pan to fry.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Frying Bacon in the Pan

Until the bacon fries, break the four eggs into a bowl.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Eggs in the Bowl

Season with salt and pepper and mix well (I used the fork) until homogenised.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Beaten Eggs in the Bowl

We bake the bacon until it becomes golden and a bit crispy, after which we poured eggs over.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Frying Eggs and Beacon in the Pan

Roast the eggs until they become an omelette.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Scrambled Eggs in the Pan

Finishing the soup

When the soup is almost ready, put the omelette, cut into bigger pieces.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Boiling Lettuce Soup in a Pot

At the end we put the chopped dill, boil for two minutes, and the soup is ready.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Ready to Serve

This soup can be served both warm and cold with sour cream.

Romaine Lettuce Soup-Served in Deep Plate With Sour Cream

I recommend you try this easy and tasty romaine lettuce soup recipe, or the delicious cabbage soup with pork meat.

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Romaine Lettuce Soup-Served in Bowl With Sour Cream

Romaine Lettuce Soup

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Transylvanian
Diet: Low Fat
Keyword: lettuce soup, romaine lettuce soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Timea
Today we offer you this recipe of delicious romaine lettuce soup, as it is done in Transylvania. It is a spring-summer recipe that is made of any kind lettuce.
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  • 2 PCs romaine lettuce
  • 200 g smoked bacon
  • 4 PCs eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 3 tbsp wheat flour
  • 1 bunch dill
  • 50 ml sunflower oil


  • Break the lettuce leaves, wash them well and cut them.
  • Heat the sunflower oil in the soup pot, and put the wheat flour to frying. Season with salt and pepper and stir until it gets a yellowish colour. Put a tablespoon of sweet paprika and a little water. After one minute, put the lettuce, the sliced garlic and two litter of the water. Boil about 20 minutes
  • Until the soup boils, put the bacon in a frying pan. After the bacon fried and became a bit crispy, we poured eggs over and made an omelette. Slice the omelette and put it in the soup together with the chopped dill.
  • Served hot or warm with soured cream or yoghurt.

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