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Drunkard’s Soup

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450 gm chopped onions
olive oil
camembert cheese
600 ml dry cider
300 ml vegetables
baguette slices

Drunkard’s Soup

  • Veg
    • 20 mins
    • Serves 4
    • Easy



    Drunkard’s soup, or soupe a l’ivrogne is a Quebecois version of onion soup with additions of bread. Since it contains bread, it can also be called bread soup. The soup is preferred especially during winters. There are some people who may dislike dipped or soaked bread, soaked break was also known as sops during the Middle Ages. It adds bulk to the soup. Here’s a simple recipe you could try.

    Health benefits

    • During the chilly winter months, French onion soup is a comforting dish, especially if you have flu.
    • Nutritionists state that onion soup is extremely healthy for you. It may just look like it’s soup without vegetable and with just cheese toppings. However, the soup has powerful anti-inflammatory qualities.
    • It enhances immune functioning and promotes collagen production for joints and skin.
    • It’s better to use fresh onions for a highly nutritious meal. The onions need to be caramelized properly for color and flavor.

    Onions are known to contain medicinal properties, just like garlic and shallots. They have vitamins and iron that can provide relief for colds or flu. They are also rich in phytochemicals that can help eliminate free radicals from your body.

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    How to Make Drunkard’s Soup

    • In a frying pan, heat oil and caramelize the onions.
    • In a casserole, add bread and cheese layers. Finish off with another layer of cheese.
    • Spread onions over the top.
    • Add vegetable stock and cider on top. Add seasonings.
    • Place into oven and heat until cheese has melted.


    • The first recorded use of French onion soup dates back 8,000 years in Ancient Rome. Parisian restaurants added French soup to their menu.
    • Fans of French cuisine also began making soup a part of their occasional meals during the 18th
    • A theory of French onion soup states that King Louis XV, after returning from deer-hunt, discovered that his cupboards were empty. His great aunt has been staying with him during that time. Therefore, he could only make food from butter, onions, and champagne. They added the ingredients to a pot and served.
    • Therefore, French onion soup is one of the most well-known, historic accidental dishes.

    Onion soup may be taken with beef in some cultural dishes.

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