Cry Your Eyes Out Onion Soup

By • February 15, 2010 • 5 Comments

Author Notes: I used four (five, counting garnish) types of onions in this soup. It is a simple soup but it has lots of flavors. The onions really got to me. I cried all my mascara off! I hope it makes you happy.dymnyno

Serves 6

  • 2 large yellow onions, large chop
  • 2 large red onions, large chop
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 12 large shallots, chopped
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 4 or 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, fine chop
  • 1 cup dry Marsala
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Saute all the onions and the garlic in a large pan with 3 tbs olive oil. (you can use butter if you want)
  2. Pour 1 cup Marsala in the onions and cook for a minute to deglaze the pan.
  3. Heat the chicken stock in a large pot.
  4. Add the onions to the chicken stock and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  5. Put about 4 cups of the onions in a blender and blend until smooth and thick. (Don't include very much liquid in the blender) ADD this back to the soup.
  6. ADD 1 cup of heavy cream to the soup. ADD the parsley to the soup.
  7. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. As you serve, garnish with chopped chives or scallions.

Tags: chicken, onion, savory

Comments (5) Questions (0)


over 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

Maybe the food52 Shop should feature some onion goggles :D


over 4 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

funny! great idea!


over 4 years ago aargersi

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How funny I was just looking up the goggle link - I have some and I use them ALL the time! This soup sounds wonderful - I love the simplicity and yet it looks rich and delicious ...


over 4 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

thanks for the onion goggle link aargersi! I didn't know they really existed. I am ordering some today. What a life saver....


over 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Reading this after slicing onions...funny, when I'm wearing my contact lenses, the onions don't bother me at all. But without, I'm a crying mess. I'm interested in the science behind this mystery...