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Candocook 01-28-2007 06:34 AM

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!!
Enjoy.

Michelemarie 01-28-2007 11:46 AM

Wow, that is interesting! Thanks for posting!

Uncle Bob 01-28-2007 11:54 AM

I think there is one onion in the house right now.
But tomorrow I will have a crock pot full! I garontee!

Three Cheers Cando:clap: :clap: :clap:

Candocook 01-28-2007 09:05 PM

Lots of folks on another board recommend putting it outside to cook!! I am doing that tomorrow too. Had guests the last few days!

Guts 03-25-2007 10:54 AM

I do this also... not only is good for soup but on sandwiches. and they store easy or freeze them as Candocook said.

GotGarlic 11-11-2012 05:26 PM

Bump!

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.

PrincessFiona60 11-11-2012 05:30 PM

Thanks GG! It is timely and perfect, I know what I'll be doing later.

pacanis 11-11-2012 05:31 PM

Thanks for the bump, GG :smile:
I can see all kinds of uses for these onion pucks when in a hurry.

Zereh 11-11-2012 06:39 PM

mmmmmm onion pucks! Adding a bag of onions to my grocery list.

Dawgluver 11-11-2012 06:43 PM

Me too!

Somebunny 11-11-2012 06:50 PM

Me 3. I always buy the big bag if onions at Costco. This is a great idea!

CraigC 11-11-2012 07:44 PM

Don't forget the crouton and gruyere cheese!:wink:

taxlady 11-11-2012 07:56 PM

I think I will be jumping on this bandwagon. How are you guys slicing your onions? By hand? Mandolin? Food processor? Something else?

Dawgluver 11-11-2012 08:04 PM

One or two, by hand or mandolin. A big batch, i would use the FP.

PrincessFiona60 11-11-2012 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taxlady (Post 1205249)
I think I will be jumping on this bandwagon. How are you guys slicing your onions? By hand? Mandolin? Food processor? Something else?

I use my karate skills...:lol::rofl:

Kayelle 11-11-2012 09:11 PM

+Wow.... I also thank you for the bump. Our local Mexican market has white onions at 4 lbs for a dollar. This is a fantastic hint. My crock pot will be inside....love the smell of cooking onions, and I'll be using my trusty Mandolin, well Steve will be using it.

pacanis 11-12-2012 06:51 AM

I don't have a mandolin, so I'm with Fi. My onion will be thin sliced before it lands back on the cutting board. Plus I just watched The Last Samurai again last night, so I'm ready! :biggrin:

vitauta 11-12-2012 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Candocook (Post 391351)
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!!
Enjoy.

this gets my vote for cooking tip of the year!:chef: we really should make a special effort here at dc to keep members like candocook from straying away.... :(

taxlady 11-12-2012 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vitauta (Post 1205421)
this gets my vote for cooking tip of the year!:chef: we really should make a special effort here at dc to keep members like candocook from straying away.... :(

Great idea. But, if we are going to give out a title, we should probably give one to Bolas for something posted this year: https://www.discusscooking.com/forums...ml#post1064438

PrincessFiona60 11-12-2012 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pacanis (Post 1205415)
I don't have a mandolin, so I'm with Fi. My onion will be thin sliced before it lands back on the cutting board. Plus I just watched The Last Samurai again last night, so I'm ready! :biggrin:

Might use the Bass-o-Matic...:lol:


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