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    Zwiebelsuppe (Clear German Onion Soup )

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    35 mins

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    HeatherFeather's Note:

    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. 1
      Heat oil in a large pot.
    2. 2
      Saute garlic slices and chopped marjoram 2 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the onion slices and cook about 5 minutes (or longer if you like them very soft).
    4. 4
      Add wine and broth and cook, uncovered, 10 minutes at a gentle simmer (bubbling, but not boiling).
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, heat up your broiler and line a baking sheet with foil.
    6. 6
      Using a 6 cm round biscuit cutter, cut bread slices into rounds (discard excess)- you may also use a glass.
    7. 7
      Set bread rounds on foil lined pan and sprinkle with cheese and broil only about 1 minute- just to melt cheese.
    8. 8
      Test soup- season well with salt and pepper.
    9. 9
      Soup is ready when onions are tender- broth will be very clear& pinkish in color.
    10. 10
      Ladle into bowls and float a bread round on top of each bowlful, garnishing with some extra fresh marjoram if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 14, 2004


      i cooked this a bit longer than you suggested, i cooked the onions for 15 minutes until they were soft and sweet, then i followed your wonderful recipe. i used white pepper for color, and used rye bread and gruyere cheese, this was a delicious first course to our dinner last night.

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    • on October 27, 2004


      Easy and excellent. I used some fresh oregano as I don't have any marjoram (also a type of oregano) in the garden this year. I cooked my onions quite awhile, carmelizing them a bit and that ended the clear, pink color but it surely was delicious.

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    • on May 19, 2004


      Delicious soup. We like clear soups and with the load of onions this was perfect. I used new garlic, chopped (this years crop about 1/2" around) great flavor.. the wine a Chardonney. Loved the parmesan flavor with the onion Thanks HF for an easy excellent soup

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    Nutritional Facts for Zwiebelsuppe (Clear German Onion Soup )

    Serving Size: 1 (391 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 252.0
    Calories from Fat 100
    Total Fat 11.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 6.6 mg
    Sodium 1075.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 5.3 g
    Protein 10.5 g

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    fresh marjoram

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