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                       NOT-AT-ALL-CLASSIC ONION SOUP
 
 Recipe By     : Ann Hodgman, “Beat This! Cookbook”
 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5      tablespoons   unsalted butter -- divided
    3      cups          onions -- thinly sliced
    2      cloves        garlic -- minced (large
                         -- cloves)
      3/4  teaspoon      dry mustard
      1/2  teaspoon      salt -- or to taste
    1 1/2  cups          chicken stock
      1/2  cup           dry white wine
    3      tablespoons   all-purpose flour
    1 1/2  cups          milk -- warmed
    1 1/2  cups          Emmenthaler cheese -- grated
    2      tablespoons   kirsch
      1/2  teaspoon      prepared white horseradish
                         salt -- to taste
                         black pepper -- freshly ground, to
                         -- taste
    1      grate         nutmeg -- up to 2
 
 1.  Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan.  Add the onions,
 garlic,mustard and salt.  Cook over low heat until the onions are translucent,
 about 15-20 minutes; don't let them or the garlic brown.  This soup isn't
 supposed to taste brown.
 
 2.  Add the chicken stock and wine.  Cover the an and let it simmer over low
 heat.
 
 3.  Meanwhile, in another medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt the
 remaining 3 tablespoons butter.  Whisk in the flour all at once and cook it
 for 1 minute, whisking constantly.  Then turn the heat way, way down and whisk
 in the milk.  Cook this mixture, whisking constantly, until it makes a smooth,
 thick sauce.  Add the cheese, kirsch and horseradish and whisk till combined.
 Now you have a cheese sauce.  Add it to the onions and mix thoroughly.  Add
 salt and pepper to taste, grate in a little nutmeg and cook the soup over low
 heat for 10 minutes.  Stir it often.  Then serve it.
 
 Notes: From Ann Hodgman’s BEAT THIS! COOKBOOK, 1993, Chapters Publishing Ltd.,
 ISBN 1-881527-21-2, pages 141-142.
 
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 Typos by K. Hudson Lipin, 09/03/98
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