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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 11-30-2005, 09:04 PM   #1
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Onion soup,beef or chicken

The troops here are divided, on bunch likes my onion soup made with chicken stock the other with beef stock...They have me going back and forth here trying to decide which to make..Which is your favorite?

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Old 11-30-2005, 09:08 PM   #2
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I've only ever made it with beef stock, which is the traditional way. I think the heartier flavor of the beef works well with the caramelized onions and cheese.

There's no reason you couldn't split a batch of onions and make half the soup with each broth.
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:15 PM   #3
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I've only ever made it with beef stock, which is the traditional way. I think the heartier flavor of the beef works well with the caramelized onions and cheese.

There's no reason you couldn't split a batch of onions and make half the soup with each broth.
Call it scientific research .
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:19 PM   #4
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Beef all the way.
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:08 PM   #5
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Um, yeah, beef big time. I can't picture my all time favorite, French Onion Soup, with light broth.
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:24 PM   #6
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I tried it with chicken broth once ... and only once.

It's kind of like the sun is "supposed" to rise in the east ... onion soup is supposed to be made with beef broth/stock.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:09 AM   #7
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I never thought of trying chicken broth...

I made it tonight with a mixure of beef and deer broth.
I also added some stew meat in with it. It was perfect.
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(I almost feel wrong doing this, especially after reading Michael's convictions...) You can also make French onion soup with vegetable stock. If it's a strong stock it actually turns out quite lovely, IMHO
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Old 12-01-2005, 05:37 AM   #9
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I use beef stock, but have used veg stock when I've run out of home made beef stock! I keep a stock of Marigold organic veg stock powder (It's Swiss and really good) in my store cupboard - and it is recommended by Delia Smith, one of our best-known cooks here in the UK.
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:03 AM   #10
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I may be odd, but I use half vegetable stock and half beef stock. Unfortunately I don’t have the time to make my own stock and I find the most canned beef stock to be a bit overpowering if it is not cut. I then add a little water (gasp!) to taste if I feel the onion taste is being dominated by the stock. As for chicken stock, I have never tried it in onion soup and have never really thought of it.
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:52 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, 08:04 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, 08:16 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, 09:15 AM   #14
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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, 09:27 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, 10:45 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, 11:55 AM   #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, 08:47 AM   #18
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Mom always uses beef stock!

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Old 12-05-2005, 11:06 AM   #19
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Beef. Period. A la Julia Child. End of discussion!
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Old 12-05-2005, 01:49 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
the standard.
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