Tuesday, November 26, 2013

White Onion Soup

I have been an absolute horrible blogger! I have neglected you all terrible and I apologize.  On the bright side I have finished my cookbook and in a few short weeks it will be avalible on amazon.com or direct from the publisher.

White Onion Soup

A traditioanl Celtic soup.  This soup in particular was once used  to cure colds and other ailments.

1 lb (3-4 med) white onions – thinly sliced

3 tbl butter

2 tbl flour

3 cups chicken stock

1/8 tea cloves

1 bay leaf

1 cup half and half

Salt and pepper

2 oz  Irish Whisky (optional)

Melt butter in a large pot. Add sliced onion and cloves. Saute until soft but not browned!  Sprinkle in flour and mix well. Cook 2 minutes and continue stirring. Add stock while continuing to stir. Add whisky if using. Add bay leaf and bring to a boil. Simmer 30 minutes stirring occasionally.  Remove bay leaf. Gradually add half and half. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat through and serve.