How to Make a Basic Consommé

Consommé is a type of clear soup that’s made by clarifying and straining a hearty and flavorful broth. Traditionally, consommé is clarified using egg whites, but there are also more modern ingredients you can use that don’t require the use of eggs. Making consommé isn't difficult, but it does require time, patience, and a watchful eye, because during the clarification process, you must simmer the soup for quite some time without allowing it to boil.