Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

From a recipe book on 18th century frontier outpost recipes - this was most popular before the War of Independence and fell out of favor due to the name around then.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice onions, add milk and butter. Salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Cook slowly until onions are tender.
  3. Beat egg yolk in a small bowl and add a small amount of hot soup, beating as you add it.
  4. Pour mixture back into pot and cook a little longer.
  5. Serve with cornbread.


Most Helpful

I've been looking for this recipe for 30 years. I made this for my father as a teen and he's been wanting the recipe ever since. Somehow, the cookbook went missing. Thanks for posting this.

Kelly-Bee February 24, 2013

This was an EXCELLENT SIMPLE soup! It turned out even better than I expected. I used a large sweet onion, 2 percent milk and 1T of butter. I let it simmer on low while I made other things. It was VERY TASTY and COMFORTING. Made for Zaar tag.

Engrossed December 01, 2007

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