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    French Onion Soup Question...

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    I've been looking at recipes to make this at home but they ALL include wine.

    Do I have to use it? Is it going to make a huge difference if I don't?

    Does anyone have a good, quick and easy way to make french onion soup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilwhiterose View Post
    I've been looking at recipes to make this at home but they ALL include wine.

    Do I have to use it? Is it going to make a huge difference if I don't?

    Does anyone have a good, quick and easy way to make french onion soup?

    Wow, this is a very late response, but no, you don't have to use wine. Just use additional beef stock.

    I used to go for quick, easy techniques for French onion soup until I had a friend make it the traditional way. Which involves a massive amount of onions cooked down and carmelized, deglazed with wine/beef stock, and cooked and carmelized and deglazed again. And again. And again.

    OMG! Once I had it that way I just can't bring myself to use an easy receipe again. It takes longer and more effort, but the results are magnificent!
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    I have the fastest easiest recipe and everyone that tries it loves it.

    Boil 6 cups of water with 6 beef bouillon cubes. Cut 6 large white onions and saute them in 4 tbs. butter. Season with salt and pepper. Mix onions in broth. Serve in crocks topped with hard crusty bread and a slice of provolone cheese and bake until cheese is melted and gooey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SquareBottle View Post
    Wow, this is a very late response, but no, you don't have to use wine. Just use additional beef stock.

    I used to go for quick, easy techniques for French onion soup until I had a friend make it the traditional way. Which involves a massive amount of onions cooked down and carmelized, deglazed with wine/beef stock, and cooked and carmelized and deglazed again. And again. And again.

    OMG! Once I had it that way I just can't bring myself to use an easy receipe again. It takes longer and more effort, but the results are magnificent!
    I've made it that way a few times too and its soooo much better but I enjoy the quick stuff too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsparkles2001 View Post
    I've made it that way a few times too and its soooo much better but I enjoy the quick stuff too.
    Your quick receipe looks great. And I haven't made French onion soup much at all now that I use the long approach. Maybe I should break down and give your receipe a try!

    Bob

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