Hearty Onion Soup

For an onion soup that lingers in your mind long after the last spoonful is gone, try this creamy blend of caramelized onions that's puréed with Riesling wine and a dash of sherry, along with the robust flavor of Jus de Poulet Lié Gold. Gruyère croutons are a contemporary interpretation of the typical (and often too heavy) cheese topping

Yield: Serves 4

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Hearty Onion Soup Recipe

Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons (75 mL) unsalted butter
  • 2½ pounds (1 kg) yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Alsatian Riesling wine
  • 1½ ounce (45 g) Jus de Poulet Lié Gold®
  • 2 cups (500 mL) water
  • 1 cup (250 mL) medium sherry
  • to taste, salt and white pepper
  • 8-12 thin slices narrow French bread, lightly toasted
  • 1 clove garlic, split
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
  • 3-4 ounces (90-120 g) Gruyère cheese, finely shredded
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Preparation Instructions

Melt 4 tablespoons (60 mL) of the butter in a large casserole. Add 2 pounds (0.9 kg) of onions and sauté over medium-high heat until soft and richly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir and scrap pan often. While onions are cooking, sauté remaining onion slowly in the 1 tablepsoon (15 mL). of butter until soft and golden brown. Stir wine and Jus de Poulet Lié Gold® in casserole and bring to a boil, stirring up all browned bits. Scrape mixture into an electric blender and purée until smooth. Return to casserole, add water, sherry, salt and pepper, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in remaining sautéed onions and keep soup warm over medium-low heat. Rub bread with garlic and brush with oil. Place them on a cookie sheet, sprinkle on cheese and run under broiler until cheese is melted and lightly brown. Ladle soup into heated bowls, add 2 croutons, and serve at once.

Yield: Serves 4
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1 Comment

Bryan H

I went to the farmer's market this morning and bought 2 1/2 pounds of fresh onions. Then picked up a bottle of Grand Traverse Michigan Late Season Riesling Wine and a bottle of fine Spanish Sherry. This was a very easy recipe and wow what an aroma.... It is a flavor explosion for your taste buds and a must for anyone who loves Onion Soup.

I did a little something diferrent on the crutons... I cut the french bread thin and covered it with a Five Cheese Garlic Spread (an olive and garlic paste that is blended with 5 cheeses) that you can get at www.justgraze.com (they are on Lincoln Ave near Fostor) or every tuesday morning in the summer at the CTA Brown Line Western Stop Farmer's Market. I then covered it with the finely shreaded Gruyere cheese.

My take on this Soup?

Food of the Gods... Baby... Food of the Gods!

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