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Onion Soup 
Sep. 27, 2010 6:33 pm 
Updated: Sep. 28, 2010 6:41 pm
Weather is falling to cool. Made onion soup this weekend. Tried a new ingredient for the base: Kitchen Basics Veal stock. The taste is milder than beef stock and really enhanced the flavor of the onions.
1 tablespoon each: butter and olive oil
2 cups of mixed thinly sliced onions and leeks
1 clove garlice minced
1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
32 oz. Veal Stock
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/2 teaspoon each salt and ground white pepper

In a 4 quart pot heat butter and oil over medium high heat. Saute onion and garlic until slightly browned. Add apple and stir briefly. Add stock and wine. Bring to a boil over hight heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Serve with crouton and melted cheese if desired. 4 generous servings.
Sep. 28, 2010 8:36 am
CJ, I just love a good, hearty french onion soup. I would have a hard time with veal stock.. I don't eat veal in any form because of how veal is raised, but this really does sound tempting. Why do you add apple? I like the robust flavor of onion soup - that is the appeal of it. Mmmmm... now you've made me hungry!
Sep. 28, 2010 6:41 pm
Apple is a complementary flavor to onions like orange is to carrots or almonds to cherry. It enhances the flavor of the onion.
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I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
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Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
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Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
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