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       Title: French Onion Soup
  Categories: Polkadot, Lisa, Onions, Soups/stews
       Yield: 1 Servings
  
 MMMMM------------------WHITE STOCK (FONDS BLANC-----------------------
       2 lb Veal bones
       2    Chicken carcasses, cut into
            -pieces
       1    Gal  water
       2    Carrots, sliced
       1    Onion, sliced
       1    Celery stalk, sliced
       2    Leeks, washed well and
            -sliced
       6    Cracked black peppercorns
       4    Parsley sprigs
       2    Sprigs thyme
       2    Bay leaves
 
 MMMMM---------------------FRENCH ONION SOUP--------------------------
       8 c  Fonds blanc
       3 c  Onion, sliced
       2 tb Butter
       8 tb Mixed grated Gruyere
            -and Parmesan cheese
            Salt and pepper to taste
       1    Baguette
  
   I've recently been making French onion soup. The recipe I've been
   using is from the Chez Francois cookbook (Chez Francois is a rather
   good French restaurant in the DC area). I'm writing this from memory,
   but I'm pretty certain it’s accurate.
   
   Place bones, carcasses, and water in a large stock pot.  Bring to a
   boil. Reduce heat, skim fat, and add vegetables and herbs.  Allow to
   simmer for 4-5 hours partly covered, skimming fat as necessary.
   Strain well (or just ladle the soup out, leaving the bones, etc.
   behind). Melt the butter on low heat in a large saucepan. Add the
   onion, and cook for 30-40 minutes, stirring often, until the onions
   are soft and golden brown. Add the fonds blanc, and simmer for 30
   minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. In a 375 F oven place 16
   1/2-inch slices of bread, cut into ~1-inch pieces. Bake until golden
   brown (5-8 mins). Put the soup into individual serving dishes, top
   with the croutons and 1 heaping tbsp. cheese each (I find I really
   need more like 2 tbsp each). Brown the cheese under a broiler and
   serve immediately.
   
   From the Internet Cookbook
   
   [Wow!  That looks quite complicated.  I don't even have half of those
   ingredients. -Lisa]
   
   * The Polka Dot Palace BBS 1-201-822-3627. Posted by LISA
  
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