Onion soup.


(In Portuguese)

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I adapted this recipe from Jamie Oliver, and it fits perfectly for a cold night.
I don't really think it is very much like his recipe, but it tasted good and cozy.
Unlike the famous chef, I put potatoes in the soup and left the bread out.

2 large red onions
5 medium white onions
3 medium potatoes
1l water
2 tablespoons butter
Olive oil to taste
3 crushed cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons dried sage
Salt and black pepper to taste

I peeled the onions, cut them lengthwise and then in slices, approximately 0,5cm thick.
Then I peeled and crushed the garlic.
I put it all in a large pan along with the butter, some olive oil and the sage, and started 
sautéing over medium heat with the lid on. Soon I turned down the heat, adding a pinch
of salt and opening the lid just a little bit.
The onions must cook like this for about 50 minutes, stirring once in a while, so so that they
can give all of their sweetness and a mild flavor.
Meanwhile, the potatoes cooked in another pan.
When the 50 minutes were over, I added the water and potatoes, already peeled and smashed.
I used my new potato ricer (which I bought with the intention of making wonderful gnocchi, such as this one) - but a fork would work just as fine.
I let it cook for 20 minutes more, tweaked the salt and pepper, and that was it.
I believe I could say it yielded 3 servings of a delicious soup, with onion chunks and creamy broth.

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