Andreas Viestad's Norwegian Red Onion Soup With Port and Jarlsbe

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Chef Kate

From Andreas Viestad, a lovely, slightly sweet, onion soup. Prep time includes cooking time because you do have to stir now and then while the onions saute.

Top Review by Unhjem

My Norwegian wife tried this. We even had Jarlsberg in the house. We essentially threw it out. Sickeningly sweet and not very flavorful, and not worth the effort. She will continue making her French Onion soup instead, which is worth the effort.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter over medium heat in a pot wide enough to give the onions room to saute.
  2. Add onions, oregano and bay leaves and saute for twenty minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the port wine and cook for 2 minutes, allowing alcohol to cook off.
  4. Remove bay leaves.
  5. Preheat broiler.
  6. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  7. Pour soup into individual ovenproof bowls, placing a slice of bread on top of each bowl.
  8. Divide the grated Jarlsberg among the bowls.
  9. Place under the broiler for three to five minutes until cheese has melted and begins to brown -- watch it to make sure cheese does not burn.
  10. Enjoy!

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