WildSnow Weekend, Après-Tour White Wine Soup

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | January 25, 2015      

I love soup, and it’s a delightful way to warm your core after ski touring. We skied with the Scott crew in Davos, then enjoyed a lovely meal which started with a bowl of incredibly delicious Malanser Weisswein suppe.

The wine came from Malans on the eastern bank of the uppermost section of the Rhine River, on the eastern edge of Switzerland just 11 miles from Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. As I rode the train to Zurich to return to the States, I passed thru Malans. Majestic Alps tower above the vineyards and farms of the charming village. I’m not surprised that Johanna Spyri found inspiration to write “Heidi” in this area.

Malanser Weisswein suppe.

Malanser Weisswein suppe.

White Wine Soup, serves 4
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 medium onion, minced
3 cups beef stock
1 1/4 cups light, dry, white wine
1 small carrot, peeled and minced
1 bay leaf
2 sprigs thyme
4 large slices French country bread
6 large egg yolks
1 1/4 cups crème fraîche
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Saute onions in 2 tbsp. butter in a medium stockpot over medium heat. Cook until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add stock, wine, carrots, bay leaf, and thyme; bring to a simmer. Continue cooking for 15 minutes.

2. Strain stock and return to the same pot over low heat. Discard solids. In a seperate bowl, beat together egg yolks and crème fraîche. Whisk in 1 cup hot stock, then stir mixture back into pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat soup to serving temperature, but do not boil. Ladle into four bowls and add plain toasted croutons.

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9 Responses to “WildSnow Weekend, Après-Tour White Wine Soup”

  1. SR January 25th, 2015 12:46 pm

    Thanks for this, it just went onto the domestic menu for this evening!

  2. Lisa Dawson January 25th, 2015 1:05 pm

    When’s dinner? I’m coming over.

  3. Lou Dawson 2 January 25th, 2015 1:50 pm

    Can I come too?

  4. Joe John January 25th, 2015 4:16 pm

    I always learn something with Wildsnow posts! Sounds tasty and I’m getting tired of Campbell’s Chicken noodle soup.

  5. Billy Balz January 25th, 2015 5:20 pm

    That’s some old school decadent cooking to replenish the reserves after a great day in the cold outdoors! Since this is WS and “everything shall be modified”, could we add some chives and bits of bacon, or would that be blasphemy?

  6. Lisa Dawson January 26th, 2015 7:25 am

    Billy, you’re right on with the chives. Chopped chives are the little green bits floating in the soup. Crumbled bacon would be a proper American mod. Wild sauteed mushrooms too?

  7. Patrick January 26th, 2015 6:47 pm

    Tofu flavoured bacon bits anyone?

  8. Rachel Bellamy January 28th, 2015 11:53 am

    Lou! Bring home some soup please! And maybe chocolate?? haha I hope the trip has been great. All of these posts from Europe and Japan make me hungry.

  9. Lou Dawson 2 January 28th, 2015 2:54 pm

    Was just at Atomic today, went out to a good Austrian lunch, but sorry I forgot to get takeout schinzel to bring home, perhaps I can pick some up at duty-free during the flight home, or a giant chocolate bar instead?

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