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Food & Drink > Recipes > Cream of Onion Soup
 

Cream of Onion Soup

Mr. Kitchentales asked what goodies were in store for supper, and I said goodies doesn't begin to describe it, because I had no idea. "Soup?" he said.

"Soup and goodies don't belong in the same sentence."

This soup is pretty good considering the simple ingredients. We didn't have the mushrooms.

Cream of Onion Soup
1 medium to large onion, chopped
(2 - 3 fresh mushrooms, cut in half and sliced or diced)
1 tbsp oil or butter
1 tsp sugar
1/2 - 1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp flour
1 cup water
1 tsp beef or chicken base or 1 bouillon cube (salt free would be okay)
1 cup dry mashed potato flakes**
2 cups half-and-half
1 - 2 tbsp dry sherry

Saute the onion and optional mushroom in oil or butter with sugar until soft but not browned: cover with a lid and cook on low. Stir in the flour and cook a little minute to remove the raw taste of the flour. Add the water and bouillon, stirring to dissolve the bouillon. Stir in the potato flakes and half-and-half, adding more half-and-half or water to make a good consistency. Heat slowly until hot and stir in the sherry. Heat up again and serve.

** you can use 1 potato, diced. Cook it in the onion/water mixture until tender, puree the whole soup in a blender or food processor and return to the pan. Heat up and add the sherry.

posted on June 23, 2014 6:20 PM ()

Comments:

Sounds really good and omitting the mushrooms is ok with me….I don't eat them anyway.
comment by gapeach on June 29, 2014 8:31 AM ()
Sounds drooly delicious.
comment by nittineedles on June 24, 2014 7:21 PM ()
For a spur of the moment thing, it was very good, and I wasn't in the mood to listen to him slurping his way through runny French onion soup.
reply by troutbend on June 28, 2014 11:02 AM ()
Sounds good to me. We love soup, winter or summer.
comment by elderjane on June 24, 2014 7:12 AM ()
I decided it was cheaper to buy half-and-half to make nice cream soup from scratch instead of canned soup all the time, and probably doesn't have much more in calories.
reply by troutbend on June 28, 2014 11:04 AM ()

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