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Monday, March 24, 2014

onion soup


This is a very simple soup, about as simple as you can get. Sometimes I just want a change. Sometimes I just want light and easy. Why pop open a can for light and easy when you can prepare something almost as simple and quite a bit more nourishing?

Onion Soup

You need 2 large white/yellow onions, or 3 to 4 bunches of green spring onions.
You need a quart of good homemade soup stock, either chicken or vegetable.
You need about a tablespoon of oil.
You need a large pot with a lid.
You need a spoon for stirring. 
You need a tantalizing, challenging and yet surprisingly lighthearted book to read. I suggest Mr. God, This Is Anna. Fabulous reading.

You probably need delicious homemade bread to go on the side, too. Let's say that is already baked and just begging to be buttered and dipped into this onion soup!

Roughly dice up the onions. Add the oil and onions to the soup pot. Cook on medium-high heat until opaque and tender. Add the soup stock and about 1/2 c to 1 c plain water. Add salt to taste if you need it. Pop on the lid and let it simmer for 30 minutes while you read.

You now need an immersion wand blender. Pulverize the soup to the smooth consistency you desire. Or leave it as is. Serve up in a deep bowl with a side of buttered bread, and add a drizzle of thick cream over the top of the soup if you like. I don't think this needs croutons or cheese or anything else. Why mess with perfection?

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