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View Poll Results: onion soup, beef or chicken stock?
beef stock 20 95.24%
chciken stock 2 9.52%
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Old 12-01-2005, 07:52 AM   #11
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I've never had it with chicken stock. It is amazing what we do to accomodate our kids and their kids - sometimes almost two separate menus

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Old 12-01-2005, 09:04 AM   #12
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I have only had it with beef. Somehow chicken does does not sound right to me. I can see using vegi though.

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Old 12-01-2005, 09:16 AM   #13
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like may i haven't had it with chicken stock so my vote goes for beef
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:15 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by BigDog
Um, yeah, beef big time. I can't picture my all time favorite, French Onion Soup, with light broth.
Hi Big dog,
they way I do mine when I use chicken stock is I slowly carmalize the onions til they are a rich walnut shell color, then when I add the stock it isn't pale like a chicken soup..It's a nice warm brown..But, as said, beef is traditional and tha is what I used yesterday.

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Old 12-01-2005, 10:27 AM   #15
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I use a 3/1 mix of both. 3 parts beef, 1 part chicken. The chicken softens the flavor, IMO.

But onion soup made with only chix broth is to me.
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Old 12-01-2005, 11:45 AM   #16
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I have made it with beef, veggie or chicken broth. I, myself prefer beef and other members of my family like the chicken better. Most times when I use chicken broth, I make it into a creamy onion soup which goes over very well here.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:55 PM   #17
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I voted for beef stock as well. I used veggie broth once and it turned out pretty decent. Never used chicken stock.
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Old 12-05-2005, 09:47 AM   #18
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Mom always uses beef stock!

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Old 12-05-2005, 12:06 PM   #19
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Beef. Period. A la Julia Child. End of discussion!
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Old 12-05-2005, 02:49 PM   #20
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I generally use beef stock if I have some around.Actually I like to use the carcass of a prime rib after it has been cooked and use it for the broth.
I also use a dark chicken stock that is equally good.For me it's about the caramalization of the onion and the splash of my choice of vinegar that sets
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