Onion Soup

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

105 Minutes


Serves 8


Most ingredients are available in Antonio’s Market!


2.2 lbs Onions, Sliced
1 1/2 oz Shortening
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1 lb Tomatoes
5 1/4 cup Beef Broth
2 1/2 oz Grana Padano, Grated
2 ea Egg Yolks
8 ea Thin Slices of Bread
Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Method of Preparation

  1. Sauté the shortening in olive oil until transparent.
  2. Add the onion and sauté the onion until transparent but not brown.
  3. While sautéing the onions, boil tomatoes until soft enough to remove the skin.
  4. Remove the skin, leaving the inner bulbs in tact.
  5. Mix tomatoes in to onions and add the beef broth.
  6. Let boil on low heat for 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Over low heat, stir in the grated cheese and amalgamated egg yolks.
  9. Toast bread in the oven and put them into deep soup bowls.
  10. Pour the soup over top of the bread and serve immediately.

Recipe Source

The Cheeses of Italy, Ars Vivendi