I am so excited that this weekend we’re going to Stockholm and seeing my lovely ex-housemate from university days! Amy taught me many things about life and one of the many important ones was how to make onion soup! The secret is burning the onions a little bit for flavour!! I have made a low Calorie version to fit in with my fasting recipes so omitting the wine but feel free to add a glug of wine or really any alcohol you can get hold of!! I remember Amy once making me teriyaki and absinthe sweet potato which was yummy.
Ingredients (Serves 2- under 60 Calories per serving)
½ tbsp. vegetable oil – 62 Calories
½ yellow onion sliced very finely (I used a mandolin)-30 Calories
1-2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar – 10 Calories
1 vegetable stock cube – 14 Calories
600ml boiling water
A twist of pepper
Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onions gently until soft and translucent. Then fry them a bit more so that they start to burn. This is ideally how they should look:
Throw in the Balsamic vinegar and then the vegetable stock (dissolve the cube in the water at some point) and add the pepper. You may also add any herbs, wine (I say one glass is perfect) or other flavourings you like.
Simmer for 20 minutes and serve.
If you can find a bowl with a picture of a cat on to serve in you get extra points.