Onion Soup

Onion Soup



60 MIN.


Onion soup (rasalyne) is a cold soup, traditional Samogitian dish for Christmas Eve with roasted herring. Into the traditional onion soup, which is made from herring, water, onions (Samogitian word cibulis means onion), the Samogitians also added the so-called juice of the whole beet. It was made as follows: the cooked beets were filled with water, a slice of bread was added and kept warm. Others fill with vinegar, sour milk or kefir, add dill. A simpler recipe is presented when herring is fried on a pan.

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You will need

1 - herring
1 - onion
350 ml - water
- vinegar
- pepper
- salt
- spring onions
2 - potatoes

Dish cooking

Clean the herring and fry on a pan. Put the fried herring into boiled cold water.

It can be made in a simpler way – chop the gutted herring, fry on a pan.

Leave over the night. Then add chopped onion, a pinch of salt, pepper, pour some vinegar.

Eat with hot potatoes, boiled with peel.

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