Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bowl of Comfort/Onion Soup

A Bowl of Comfort

Onion Soup
Serves 6
This is a vegetarian version of the old classic onion soup. With its rich flavor and sweetness of the onions you will not miss the beef at all. Serve with homemade croutons* and optional grated Swiss cheese for the complete experience.

5 cups thinly sliced onions
3 cloves garlic minced
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon dry thyme
1 quart of vegetable stock
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon honey
Salt and pepper

Grated Swiss cheese for topping optional

Cook onions and garlic in a large pot in melted butter until the onions are completely cooked through, but not brown. This could take up to 20 minutes. Stir in the mustard and thyme. Mix well. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 45 minutes. Serve in a large bowl. Top with croutons and grated cheese.

*Croutons can be made by cutting bread in 1-inch cubes. Toss in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on oil sprayed baking sheet in oven on 325F for 15 minutes.

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