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Onion Soup with Cheese – Kremmydosoupa Me Tyri

Out of the Greek recipes I’ve researched and cooked, this greek recipe is one of my favourites. This traditional Greek recipe is from Crete originally, although is has been adapted throughout the Greek islands.

This soup has a slightly sweet flavour, because of the browning of the onions and it’s fabulously warming on a wet or cloudy day.

Onion Soup with Cheese - Kremmydosoupa Me Tyri

Onion Soup with Cheese – Kremmydosoupa Me Tyri

You will need, for 4 persons:


  • 4 Medium sized onions sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 100grams fresh butter or buttermilk
  • 1 large cup of meat stock
  • half litre hot milk
  • half litre hot water
  • half cup grated cheese
  • 10 thin slices of lightly toasted bread
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • chopped parsley (optional)


  • Brown the onions, in the butter, stirring with a wooden spoon,careful not to burn them. Stir in the flour and fry until golden brown. At the meatstock, salt and pepper to taste and cook over a moderate heat for 5-8 minutes.
  • Mix the milk with the water and add the mixture in the pot slowly stirring at the same time. Cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it does not burn on the bottom of the pan.
  • Arrange some of the toasted bread with some melted cheese on top into soup dishes and poor the soup over, the other cheese toasts can go on top of the soup and then grilled until golden. Some chopped parsley may be added for decoration.

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