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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


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Problem is GG - I sor'ta like Kitchen Boquet.

To leave it out for me is to leave out something I like.


Put it in if you like, but you wouldn't need it for color if you cook the onions until they are rich and dark colored. Merely a suggestion to try in the future because it makes a big difference in the taste of the soup. The dark caramelized onions are the key to FOS. Give it a shot. You can still use your KB if you want.

In fact, google "key to good FOS" and I'd bet that 9 times out of 10 or so, you'll see the dark onions as the key. All other articles would probably say the beef stock, but honestly, if the onions are done well and there are plenty of them, packaged stock works well.

I was just commenting in general on the various liquors I've used. It wasn't a criticism of what you used.







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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


Making this tonight! Been looking at some recipes online and a few call for flower to thicken. Flour or not to flour?





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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


I vote no, but this is America.

If you want to thicken it with flour, go ahead.

I think I thicken mine with onions.






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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


I sprinkle a little flour on the onions when they're done and cook for a few minutes before adding the liquids. It gives the soup just a hint of a little body, but by no means does it make the soup thick.





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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


This CI recipe has a photo of what your onions should look like, though mine are a bit darker, usually.

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Some recipes use a mix of chicken and beef broths. just depends on what you like. I tend to prefer all beef broth. On occasion, I've used a small amount of chicken broth. I just don't care for more chicken to the beef. Beef makes it richer to me.






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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


How big are your beef cubes?





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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


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The rich flavor of the base is not due just to the broth, but to the caramelized onions (typically, the pot is full of sliced onions, which will shrink down to less than half the volume on cooking)


Wiki

You aren't making French onion soup. You are making onion salt water with bread and cheese



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I use enough broth cubes to make two cups. However, you need to be really careful with the salt level as most bullion cubes are really salty. Do not use any salt in the soup if you are going to add bullion cubes until after you add them and taste for seasoning. Be sure to taste after dissolving the first cube and then decide if you can add another cube.

Also buy low sodium cubes, or if you can find them - The Telma cubes, which are very low in salt.






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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


Thanks for a great thread, I know what I'm cooking tomorrow. Love onion soup, but have always seemed to fail to get that rich taste. Thanks to MD and all the other guys !!





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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


I just cooked this and it is over the top.





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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


this looks really good...it is cold as hell here in MS today and I am hungry...





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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


That looks absolutely delicious.





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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


I'm looking forward to trying this out tonight





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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


One of my favorites. Looks awesome. But why butter AND olive oil? Doesn't look like you were close to the smoke point.

ETA: And I'd caramelize those onions, but whatever.



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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


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But why butter AND olive oil


Butter because i like it and Olive Oil because I can get it hotter than I did that night. I just didn't that night.

If you read the post string, you'll see that I took a lot of criticism for not cooking the onions longer, and I usually do - I just didn't that night - was in a hurry.

My advice to anyone and everyone is Cook your stuff your way.







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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


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My advice to anyone and everyone is Cook your stuff your way.


Well of course.

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Butter because i like it and Olive Oil because I can get it hotter


Buy some ghee at a local farmer's market if you can find it. It's what I'm cooking with now and I love it.






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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


I made this tonight & it was fantastic, if I do say so myself.
I used something new to me called "better than bouillon" that comes in a jar, instead of bouillon cubes.. Seemed richer?
I'm a First timer on the Kitchen Bouquet.
Loved it and will be included in many dishes hereafter!
Thanks for the recipe.. Will be making again, the husband loved it!!!






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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


Looks delicious





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re: French Onion Soup for a Wet Sunday Night (with pictures) edited 1/14


Thanks for the bumb... I had forgotten about this thread.





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