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Old 05-17-2015, 06:20 AM   #1
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French onion soup, chunky?

I am planning to make a quick onion soup tonight.

Boxed beef broth

caramelized onions that I make in my slowcooker and are in the freezer.

a few cloves garlic?

Then cook a while.

Question, Do I serve this with onion chunks in it, Or do I strain the soup ?

I have cheese and bread for topping, but as I really planning more of French Dip sandwich thing, I may skip the topping.

Thanks, Eric, Austin Tx.

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Old 05-17-2015, 06:28 AM   #2
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I usually serve my Onion soup chunky. That being said, I've learned over the years ( the hard way) to make sure the onions aren't cut too long. Sometimes, when eating hot soup with longer onion pieces in it, the hot long onion piece kinda doesn't go all the way in, and hangs on your lip ( burning it). So now , when Im preparing my onions, I make sure they aren't too long. I personally like fishing around for the onion pieces
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:07 AM   #3
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We always thin slice and, like Larry, make sure they aren't too long because, in addition, you don't want to slurp! We've used garlic in onion soup, as well as leeks on occasion.
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:48 AM   #4
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If you fry your onions for close to half an hour, they turn very mushy and fall apart..There shouldn't be many chunks left in it. Just small fibers...
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:38 AM   #5
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How would a slow cooker caramelize anything?
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:30 PM   #6
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How would a slow cooker caramelize anything?
My new slow cooker

try this link
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:44 PM   #7
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My new slow cooker

try this link

I've made Bolas' Onion Goop, same concept. Freezes nicely.
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:51 PM   #8
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I've made Bolas' Onion Goop, same concept. Freezes nicely.
Thanks, that was the one I was looking for.

Slow cooker onion base
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Thanks, that was the one I was looking for.

Slow cooker onion base
Thanks for the link PF. I want to make that soon.
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:13 PM   #10
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I always cut thin and short slices of onion for this soup. Makes for neater eating.

FOS calls for caramelized onions. Since Bolas' crock pot method doesn't caramelize, I wouldn't use it for this soup.
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