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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

5 Onions Soup


This soup does take some time to prep, but is is so worth the extra time and effort. According to my oldest (13 year old Pi ) this soup is smooth and savory.
  • 1 Onion diced
  • I Leek (peeled, washed and sliced)
  • 3-5 Garlic cloves (organic has more flavor)
  • 2-3 Shallots
  • A small handful of chives or green new onions (I used wild onions this time)
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1tsp of olive oil
  • 4 quarts of beef broth -
  • 1/2 lb. of carrots
  • 4-5 potatoes
  • 1/2 lb.  of lentils
  1.  In a sturdy pan like a Dutch Oven melt butter with a little olive oil.(This keep the butter from burning.
  2. Slice all of your onions, garlic shallots and leeks.
  3. Add your onions and, garlic, shallots and leeks to the already melted butter. They will look like a lot in your pan, don’t worry they will cook down. (quite a bit).
  4. Put the lid on the onion mixture and turn the heat down. At this point you want to sweat your onions. Sweat them until they start to brown.  Take your time with this step don’t rush it.
  5. Once your onion mixture has sweated down it will reduce in size to about 1/4 of what it was before and it will turn a nice golden brown color.
  6. Add the 4 quarts of beef broth, along with carrots potatoes and lentils to the pan. Continue cooking until the carrots and potatoes are cooked through. (you can do this part in a crock pot if you wish and it will still come out yummy).
  7. Garnish with  snipped chives or fresh green onions. I used wild onions.

This post is linked up to Fat TuesdayPennywise PlatterSimple Lives Thursday


Jill said...

Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

Be sure to visit on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

Rachel @ day2day joys said...

We are really into soup right now! I've made 2 starchy ones the past week or so and I best this is similar to a potato soup. Yummy! Do you make your own broth?

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Rachel, I do make my own broth but in the case of this recipe I was completely out so I used some organic box broth. It is similar to a French Onion Soup in flavor. But no bread or cheese, since those are off the list for me.

Debbie @ Easy Natural Food said...

Pi sounds like quite a good food critic already :) I'm hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday. I would love it if you would come over and post this recipe. Here's a link to last Sunday’s carnival, so you can see what it’s all about!
I hope to see you there!

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Debbie, I will be sure to head over there, we have soup every Tuesday and it is never the same twice so I will have plenty to share.

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Debbie, as for Pi, she is quite the foodie, she knows what she likes and can cook it too.

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