Monday, October 17, 2011

Pureed Caramelized Onion Soup

Part of a mom's day is trying to plan, execute and deliver a meal that your family will enjoy. This time of year I love to make soups! Something about the fall makes me crave delicious soups that were made in my own kitchen!

Recently I took a stab at onion soup. I turned to the internet of recipes that would make my mouth water! I found more recipes then you can count of course but non were exactly what I wanted. The solution was to mix a few different recipes together to get the soup I really wanted!

If you would like to try this great fall soup here is what you will need;

4 large onions
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1 box of chicken stock
1 med white potato
1 heaping tbsp sour cream
1/2 tsp dry thyme
1 tsp dry parsley
salt and pepper to taste

2 slices of stale bread
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dry basil
2 tbsp non melting cheese such as parmesan
salt and pepper to taste

Start by putting your olive oil in the pan to warm up. Then add your sliced onions and allow to caramelize for approx 1/2 hour. Next add your chopped garlic cloves and allow to cook until you can smell the garlic... do not allow garlic to brown. Next add 1/3 cup of your stock to the mix to deglaze your pan. Once that warms through you may add the rest of your stock. Next add your diced potato and herbs into your soup and allow to simmer until potato is softened. Once cooked remove your soup from the hear and puree. Then add your soup back to the heat and add your sour cream. Warm through but do not allow soup to boil. Add salt and pepper to taste and you are ready!

For your croutons dice your bread and put on a pan. Ahead of time I added my basil to my olive oil to allow the flavours to mix together. I then add this mix to my bread and mix. Then add your salt and pepper as well as your non melting cheese. Put in the oven at 350 degrees F tossing often until your croutons are well toasted.

Serve your croutons over your soup for a yummy fall dinner!!

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