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zwiebelsuppe clear german onion soup


this is very different from french onion soup. the broth is very clear and smaller rounds of bread float on top of soup. adapted from schoener essen magazine, translated from the german. perfect choice for a dinner party.


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  1. Heat oil in a large pot
  2. Saute garlic slices and chopped marjoram 2 minutes
  3. Add the onion slices and cook about 5 minutes
  4. Add wine and broth and cook
  5. Uncovered
  6. 10 minutes at a gentle simmer
  7. Meanwhile
  8. Heat up your broiler and line a baking sheet with foil
  9. Using a 6 cm round biscuit cutter
  10. Cut bread slices into rounds - you may also use a glass
  11. Set bread rounds on foil lined pan and sprinkle with cheese and broil only about 1 minute- just to melt cheese
  12. Test soup- season well with salt and pepper
  13. Soup is ready when onions are tender- broth will be very clear& pinkish in color
  14. Ladle into bowls and float a bread round on top of each bowlful
  15. Garnishing with some extra fresh marjoram if desired

Step 10

Total Time in Minute 35

Ingredients Count 11

cooking zwiebelsuppe  clear german onion soup

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Red onions

Fresh garlic

Olive oil

Fresh marjoram

Dry white wine

Chicken broth

Sandwich bread

Parmesan cheese



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