Based on white sauce, this exceptional White Onion Soup is rich with flavor and creamy Irish goodness. You will love it.
White Onion Soup (Irish)
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Recipe type: Soups and Stews
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 pound onions, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves
- 2 Tablespoons flour (heaping)
- 1 pinch powdered mace or nutmeg
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 Quart chicken or pork stock
- 1 1/4 Cups milk
- salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- 2/3 Cup cream
- 2 Tablespoons grated cheese (optional)
- Heat the butter, and when foaming add the onions and cloves.
- Let the onions soften, but not color at all.
- Sprinkle over the flour, mix well and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute; then add the nutmeg, the bay leaf and the stock.
- Stir all the time until it boils, and see that it is smooth.
- Simmer until the onions are cooked, then gradually add the milk, stirring, and when that boils, lift out the cloves and bay leaf.
- It can now be liquified, or served as is with the cream added, and a sprinkling of grated cheese.