Tuesday, October 5, 2010

(French)Onion Soup...

'French' Onion Soup is made by caramelizing the onions. I didn't caramelize them here, therefore it is just Onion Soup.(French Onion Soup would also be topped with a sliced of bread with cheese that has been broiled or toasted.)As it is in the picture, the onions are almost like noodles. Kids like them like that! (They weren't even sure if they were onions.)

1T butter
1/4 cup fat (I use rendered beef fat. Could use lard, butter, etc)
5 onions, sliced
2 pinches of cane sugar (*if caramelizing the onions)
2 1/2 quarts of beef broth (I used homemade. I cook bones in an acid broth for about 48 hours.)
1/2 c white cooking wine (or water)
2 bay leaves
1/2 t fresh ground pepper
1 T salt or to taste

Slice onions and cook in fat for about 30 minutes. If caramelizing, it will take about 45. *Add pinches of cane sugar if caramelizing.

Add broth, cooking wine, bay leaves, pepper, and salt and cook for 30 minutes, covered.

Served here topped with chives and sliced, toasted French Bread with butter, Parmesan, and parsley.

*Here's a link to caramelized onions if you'd like to see.


Joy said...

Looks yummy..and I bet this would be great for my little sick ones..seems they have come down with the nasty cold bug. How are you all doing?

Donna said...

We are getting over it- its a yucky one! Pray your's are better soon.