Copenhagen Oxtail Soup Recipe


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time2 Hr 55 Min
Ready In3 Hr 20 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Oxtails pieces3 Pound
 Salt3 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Onion1 Large, chopped to make 1 cup
 Carrots2 , pared and sliced
 Parsnip1 , pared and sliced to make 3/4 cup
 Turnip1 , pared and sliced
 Brandy2 Tablespoon
 Water6 Cup (96 tbs)
 Savory1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
 Bay leaf1
 Eggs mimosa4 (As Required)
 Parsley1 Tablespoon, chopped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1047 Calories from Fat 457

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 51 g78.1%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 286.2 mg

Sodium 1800 mg75%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 4.4 g17.7%

Sugars 8.3 g

Protein 120 g239.6%

Vitamin A 110.4% Vitamin C 39.4%

Calcium 7.4% Iron 7.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat the oven to 450° F.

2) In shallow roasting pan, place the oxtails in a single layer and sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
3) Roast in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until browned. Then drain and reserve 2 tablespoons of the fat.
4) In a kettle or Dutch oven, saute the onion, carrots, parsnip and turnip in the reserved fat for 10 minutes, or until soft.
5) Stir in the oxtails, then drizzle over the brandy and flame.
6) Pour water into the roasting pan where the oxtails were roasted, then stir continuously to dissolve the browned bits and pour into the Dutch oven.
7) Stir in the savory and bay leaf, bring to a boil, then simmer covered on a low heat for 2 hours until thoroughly cooked.

8) Ladle into the soup bowls, garnish each with 1/2 egg, sprinkle with the parsley and serve immediately with crusty French bread.