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Very easy French Onion Soup?

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KatyMac Sat 29-Mar-14 12:17:29

I'm feeling very poorly & I want to make FO soup

I can't buy it as it always has dairy in it

So how about I fry onions, add a beef stock cube (well actually one of those knorr stock oval jellys) - would that make FO soup?

Catsmamma Sat 29-Mar-14 12:23:15

that would be near enough I'd say....make sure the onions are all sweated and soft and golden.

unless you have someone to send out for a tin of beef consommé, the beef stock should be fine.

KatyMac Sat 29-Mar-14 12:25:32

The recipes on-line want to add alcohol

I wonder what I could replace with (or do I even need to?)

Catsmamma Sat 29-Mar-14 12:29:23

...i never bother with alcohol... well not unless there is a splash of red wine to use up as if

chop millions of onions, melt a tonne of butter (or oil if you are anti- dairy) spend hours poking onions about.

eat some straight from pan and burn mouth

cook off a bit of flour with the onions, and then add stock.

Make giant cheesey croutons and soak them in the soup :D

KatyMac Sat 29-Mar-14 12:31:12

No flour no cheese no garlic

It's going to be a bit bland isn't it sad

KatyMac Sat 29-Mar-14 12:35:06

For goodness sakes - I am going to get up, start some onions & then wash my hair while they are cooking

The soup will be lovely & I will eat it


KatyMac Sat 29-Mar-14 13:06:42

Hair washed, onions cooking added mustard & gluten free soy sauce

I'll take a pain killer now so I can eat it in about 30 minutes

Giraffeski Sat 29-Mar-14 13:12:11

I thought you were off onions Katymac?
Hope you're getting on ok with the new diet.
This has made me want FO soup now too!

Giraffeski Sat 29-Mar-14 13:12:46

You could always add Doves Farm flour?

KatyMac Sat 29-Mar-14 13:16:20

I am off onions - but a week of not eating combined with co-codamol has made the eating of onions somewhat essential iyswim

I know milk/eggs/coconut/almonds actually cause sores but onions are just a avoid if you want solid poo (TMI sorry!) food - so I'm going to risk it

I'm probably being stupid - but I'm desparate

Bunbaker Sat 29-Mar-14 13:18:36

The key to a really good, well flavoured French onion soup is to sweat the onions for a long time over a slow heat. They need at least 30 minutes before you add the stock. And believe me it makes a huge difference. You cannot make FO soup quickly.

You don't need mustard or soy sauce, just butter, onions and beef stock. Some people add a pinch of sugar to sweeten the onions and a bit of flour to thicken the soup.

KatyMac Sat 29-Mar-14 13:26:40

It's lovely - I just need to wait for my painkillers to hit then I am stuffing my face with homemade french onion soup & GF ciabatta rolls


NightCircus Sat 29-Mar-14 21:53:29

I like to add a bit of thyme

somedizzywhore1804 Sat 29-Mar-14 21:56:49

I always make it by sweating the onions with garlic over a low heat with a teaspoon of brown sugar for about 30 mins. Then add beef stock and bring to the boil and then simmer for about two hours.

KatyMac Sat 29-Mar-14 22:01:02

It was great

I have another portion for lunch tomorrow

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