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Florentine onion soup, not just a simple onion soup

Florentine onion salad

Creamy and rich in flavour, Florentine Onionade is not your usual onion soup. Try it with crusty bread and you will fall in love with it.

Onion soup is one of those recipes that makes most people turn up their noses. In fact, it is often really difficult to go beyond the strong flavor and tearful smell that this vegetable has when raw. However, if you decide to prepare Florentine onionade, you will discover that recipes with onions are not that bad, it's all about cooking them in the right way and choosing the right variety of onion.

In this regard, since it is a Tuscan recipe, the onion we are going to use is that of the municipality of Certaldo . Round and slightly flattened in shape and with a purple color, the Certaldo onion is the sine qua non ingredient in this soup, which could not be called Florentine onion. Obviously, if you can't find this typical product, opt for a Tropea onion, easy to find all year round.

Florentine onion salad
Florentine onion salad

How to prepare the Florentine onionade recipe

You're probably wondering what makes this recipe different from any onion soup. The answer lies in the ingredients: not only the Certaldo onion but also the addition of egg yolks, cherry tomatoes and toasted bread make this recipe a truly typical Tuscan dish.

  1. To prepare the onionade, begin by slicing the onions rather finely and browning them over a low heat in an earthenware pan with the oil .
  2. When they have wilted, add the broth and the cherry tomatoes and let thicken for about 30 minutes. You should obtain a creamy consistency.
  3. Season with salt and pepper , remove from the heat and add the egg yolks and parmesan , mixing well.
  4. Flavored with fresh basil leaves, distributed on plates and completed with a drizzle of raw oil and a slice of Tuscan bread toasted in a pan.

Do you love onions? Don't miss the French onion soup !

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