Turkish Onion Soup/Sogan Corbasi
From turkishcookbook.com. This delicious soup was very quick and easy to make! As part of my ongoing journey to learn Turkish cuisine...the very most a working knowledge.
- Ready In:
- 2 tablespoons butter plus 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste (I added white pepper with the garlic and black pepper for garnish)
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 large white onion, cut into 1/4 inch slices, rings separated
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1⁄2 cup- 1 cup white wine (read *Note)
- 1 cup vegetable broth (can substitute chicken broth)
- ground cinnamon
- fresh parsley
- *Note, update 1 July 2011: I reduced the amount of wine to 1/2 cup from the original 1 cup. A few reviewers mentioned that there was an overpowering wine taste. Test soup with one half cup wine, then add more if you want a more pronounced flavor. Thank you, reviewers! You keep Cookgirl on her toes!
- In a medium pot, melt the butter on low-medium heat. Add the garlic, salt and white pepper. Saute just until the the garlic starts to smell-only 45 seconds to 1 minute max.
- Whisk in the flour.
- Add the onion rings then slowly pour milk in the pot while stirring constantly. Pour in the wine and vegetable broth, stirring slowly. Cook until the onions are tender on low heat, stirring occasionally. *Be careful not to boil the mixture!*.
- Immediately ladle into individual bowls. Sprinkle with a light touch of ground cinnamon on each serving.
- Garnish with fresh parsley.
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I liked this onion soup! I had to make a few modifications as once underway, I realized I was short a couple of ingredients, though I don't feel as though this affected the outcome overly much. I used Earth Balance "buttery" sticks for the butter and have used this successfully in other recipes calling for butter. I did not have enough milk so I did half skim milk and half cream. I used "No Chicken Broth" for the broth. Following other reviewers' suggestions, I used 3/4 cup of wine. The onions did take quite a bit of time to become soft. I liked the additions of cinnamon and parsley to the end product. I enjoyed for lunch at work. Thanks!
Your soup was really very good! I liked the onion (not to soft) and the wine taste. Hehe!<br/>I didn't reduce the wine quantity and I woundn't reduce it next time.<br/>The fresh parlsley and the cinnamon topping are not only decorative, but made of this a "special" dish¨<br/>Thanks a lot for posting this recipe.
I didn't quite simmer this for quite awhile hoping to tone down the wine flavor which i thought was way too strong. i think it would be better with more veggie stock & less wine. but my onions were cooked perfectly. i halved them then sliced them thinly. dd & I had this for lunch yesterday & she loved it. This makes a nice summer onion soup! ;) made for na/me tag. thans, cg!