I love the flavor of caramelized onions. It’s deep, sweet and tasty! These onions are happy…they’ve been doused with some port wine! The port intensifies the flavors even more. I think I made up this potato soup just to have some kind of a stage for the onions! Don’t get me wrong, the soup is delicious, but I think the onions make it really special. Experiment with your favorites. If you don’t like onions, try topping this soup with shredded sharp cheddar cheese, a pesto of fresh herbs or crumbled bits of bacon. Serve this with a hearty bread or some biscuits and it’s a great winter meal.
Potato Soup with Caramelized Tipsy Onions
salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot over medium heat, sauté the one chopped onion, celery and herbs in 1 T. of the olive oil being very careful not to get them brown. Once the onions are soft, add the garlic and continue cooking for a minute.
- If you do not have port wine, try using sherry, red wine or even white wine. The point is, just get those onions tipsy!