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Old 01-28-2007, 05:34 AM   #1
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Almost instant French onion soup

I don't think I posted this here--but if I did, maybe the admins can delete this.

Anyway, I have in my freezer some caramelized onions made in a crockpot. You fill your crockpot to the tippy top with sliced onions, a stick of butter or big splash of olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Cook these for up to 24 hours--until the onions are caramelized well. Put in muffin cups, freeze, pop out, and put in plastic bags for storage.

Now for the instant part.
I had 2 of these "pucks". Put in a pan with about a cup or cup and a half of red wine and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add a quart of good stock--I use chicken and simmer for 30 minutes. Absolutely DEEEElicious!!


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Old 01-28-2007, 10:46 AM   #2
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Wow, that is interesting! Thanks for posting!

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Old 01-28-2007, 10:54 AM   #3
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I think there is one onion in the house right now.
But tomorrow I will have a crock pot full! I garontee!

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Old 01-28-2007, 08:05 PM   #4
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Lots of folks on another board recommend putting it outside to cook!! I am doing that tomorrow too. Had guests the last few days!
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:54 AM   #5
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I do this also... not only is good for soup but on sandwiches. and they store easy or freeze them as Candocook said.
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I remembered this post from long ago and thought, this is the perfect time of year to do this! I just put a 5-lb. bag of onions on my grocery list.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #7
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Thanks GG! It is timely and perfect, I know what I'll be doing later.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:31 PM   #8
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Thanks for the bump, GG
I can see all kinds of uses for these onion pucks when in a hurry.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:39 PM   #9
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mmmmmm onion pucks! Adding a bag of onions to my grocery list.

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