Recipe: Creamy Onion Soup

|September 21, 2011|read comments (0)
Author: Mama's Kitchen

 This Sunday I came down with the flu – hit me dang hard too.

Definite soup time!

Thank heaven I had homemade broth in the freezer to use – it made making a pot of soup so easy.  Just added my noodles and veggies.

For the past couple of weeks I have been craving onion soup – a nice bowl of hot, steaming, creamy onion soup.

Finally today, I felt up to making it – I still feel like crap and look like crap – but my soup was good – easy to make, easy on the budget, and so good.

 

I started by melted a knob of butter in my pot, adding a rough grated carrot, a stalk of celery (diced), chopped fresh celery leaves and a small cooking onion.  I let the cook just a couple minutes, adding a spoon of flour and let that cook an additional 2 minutes.

Added 6 cups water and some instant chicken bouillon; fresh cracked black pepper (which I was quite generous with to help clear up my chest), some Kosher salt, parsley, and a bit of garlic powder.

Added my diced onions and brought to a boil – let it boil about 5 minutes and then reduce the heat so that it simmers slowly for about 25 minutes – just enough to make the onions the right tenderness for me.

I then added a handful or so of instant potato flakes to use as a thickener and let that simmer for 5 minutes before pouring in approximately a cup of milk – allow to heat through BUT DO NOT BOIL!

This really helped open my chest and I am not as congested – onions and cracked black pepper – just what the doctor ordered!

(Dr. Mama, that is!)


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