…that’s such an address Maximum comes across clickbait. On the other hand, that full sentence had no place in the title anyway… Oh, read the article! There is also a recipe for this. Good deal right?
Part of my job description is to test current trend recipes. More often than not, that means cooking up outrageous TikTok — with more than often dubious results. Sprite pieanyone? Sauerkraut Chocolate Cakeanyone?
Of course, there are also one or two pasta recipes among them, … Still More skeptical than I react anyway. Because even though I’m a big proponent of cultural exchange and fusion (cue Jimi Hendrix Experience, AC Cobra, Chicken Tikka Masala, etc.), I usually have to draw a line when it comes to pasta. In reality, noAnd no For any jingoistic reasons, but simply because I’ve never found a “modified” or “reinterpreted” pasta recipe that would have been better than the original Italian way. I am particularly skeptical of any dishes that are supposed to be “refined with cream” or those that have the terms “one pot” or “creamy” in the title.
And now I’m running into a recipe that confirms my biases many times over: It’s a) a TikTok trend, b) it looks like it’s coming from the USA and c) a one-pot noodle dish.
the My first Tik Tok video from @employee It went viral in January 2022 with 1.2 million views. More than a year later, the hashtag has gone viral #nuts Again – a total of 21.2 million hits on TikTok alone.
A little web search confirms my suspicions: It’s a mix between a classic French Soupe a l’oignon And … pasta.
So the omens aren’t all that bad, as this classic French onion soup is one of my favorite recipes. Well, let’s test!
Here is the recipe:
(for two people)
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2-4 (depending on size) yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 wine glass of white wine
- 1 tablespoon of dry vermouth
- 200 grams of rigatoni
- 7 dl beef broth (or vegetable broth)
- One dash of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bunch Parmesan, grated fresh
- 1 shot of cream (optional – I ended up not using it)
Caroline Cherry used it. I know port wine as one ingredient Soupe a l’oignon … I used dry French vermouth because I had it on hand. And yes, about the cream… oh, good with me. But she actually doesn’t need it. But let’s see how the cooking goes:
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, season with a pinch of salt, stir and cook, covered, for 5 minutes.
- Remove lid, heat to medium heat and continue to sauté until onions are very caramelized, stirring occasionally. This may take 20-40 minutes.
- Sweeten with yeast and wine, scraping bottom of pan. Add the thyme sprigs and season with salt and pepper.
- Add the uncooked rigatoni and pour in the gravy and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil and cook according to package directions until pasta is al dente.
- Remove from the heat, discard the thyme sticks, and stir in the Parmesan cheese until well combined. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper. Serve with some extra grated Parmesan.
Unfortunately, I don’t (yet) own a cast-iron Le Creuset casserole dish, but so did the soup pot. And yes guys, there is no shortcut to onions. It takes a long time.
And the? how did you find it?
In a few words: yes, yes. Good neat.
I’m still skeptical about cooking pasta in the same pot (and if I’m being picky, pasta is less consistent when it comes to al dente), but this worked in the end, too. You don’t need cream because you’re dealing with a lot of butter, which gives the dish depth and heft. Bravo, Tik Tok, that turned out to be okay.
Is it as amazing, a game-changer as TikTok has us believe? No, not that either. TikTok’s audience is very small and thus – purely mathematically – have tasted fewer different foods in their lifetime. Kids rush to excitement.
And I stick to it: Soupe à l’oignon without pasta, but baked the classic way with croutons and cheese is the perfect dish. Then eat the pasta separately.
But please, dear users: French onion soup pasta? yes or no?
The comment column is open.
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