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Cry Your Eyes Out Onion Soup

February 15, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 6
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

What You'll Need
  • 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.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • lastnightsdinner
  • coffeefoodwrite
  • aargersi
  • mrslarkin

5 Reviews

lastnightsdinner February 15, 2010
Maybe the food52 Shop should feature some onion goggles :D
coffeefoodwrite February 15, 2010
funny! great idea!
aargersi February 16, 2010
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 ...
coffeefoodwrite February 16, 2010
thanks for the onion goggle link aargersi! I didn't know they really existed. I am ordering some today. What a life saver....
mrslarkin February 16, 2010
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...