4 oz. high-quality baquette
1/2 cup olive oil, divided
1 garlic head (about 12 cloves), peeled and finely chopped
1 heaping Tbsp. smoked Spanish paprika
8 cups homemade or low-sodium chicken broth
2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
2 Tbsp. sherry vinegar (I used Champagne vinegar)
3 large eggs, beaten
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place baguette on a baking sheet, and toast in preheated oven until very browned and almost burnt. 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool. Break or slice bread into 2-inch pieces.
2. Heat 7 tablespoons oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bread pieces, and reduce heat to medium. Cook, turning often to allow bread to toast and soak up oil, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove bread, and set aside. Wipe pot clean.
3. Add garlic and remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pot. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until garlic is golden brown. 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in paprika. Add broth and salt; bring to a boil.
4. Add bread to pot. Reduce heat to medium-low, and maintain a simmer. Add vinegar. Cook, stirring occasionally to break up bread until flavors meld, about 25 minutes. Taste and add salt if needed.
5. When ready to serve, bring soup to a simmer over medium-high. Stirring constantly, slowly pour beaten eggs into hot soup. Serve hot