Crock Pot Onion SoupFrom notyourmomma 9 years ago
- 1 five lb. bag of yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced shopping list
- 3 tbsp of unsalted butter shopping list
- 1 bay leaf shopping list
- 4 to 5 sprigs of fresh thyme shopping list
- 2 minced cloves of garlic shopping list
- 8 to 10 grinds of black pepper shopping list
- 1/4 cup of dry vermouth or if you have it brandy shopping list
- 2 cups each of low salt chicken broth and beef broth shopping list
- 1 tbsp of sugar shopping list
- 4 passes of fresh nutmeg on a microplane shopping list
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup of grated pamesean cheese shopping list
- Thick country style crusty bread shopping list
- Good melting cheese, muenster/provolone, emmanthaler, gruyere, taleggio. Whatever floats your boat. shopping list
How to make it
- Using one tablespoon of butter, rub the inside of your crock pot insert.
- Thinly slice all the onions and fill the insert to the top. Get more onions if you have too, you want it filled but not packed to the gills.
- Dot the top with the minced garlic, bay leaf, fresh thyme, black pepper, sugar and nutmeg and remaining butter.
- Pour vermouth or brandy over the top.
- Cover and turn on low for 4 hours.
- The onions will wilt down considerably and the house will smell heavenly.
- Add the broth and the cheese. Leave on low for a few hours more
- Fish out bay leaf and thyme stems.
- Ladle into sterilized jars and seal to cool down.
- This is highy concentrated onion soup and a great gift.
- I usually add 1 cup of water to each jar of concentrate (I include instructions for each gift basket) and reheat. You can choose to top the soup with bread and broil the cheese to melt it. Even easier for me, I make a great cheese toast and serve it on the side of a steaming bowl of soup for our guests to tear and dip as they please. Bread on top and bowls under broiler is fraught with danger to me. I'm certain to spill and make a mess. I feel a little safer just ladling soup and serving the cheesy toast on the side. NO mouth burns either, another plus.
The Cooknotyourmomma South St. Petersburg, FL
The Rating2 people
An explosion of flavors! Also unique and fun to make! Love the recipe!rosemaryblue in CollegeTown loved it