I'm always veganizing recipes that I love...so...I'm working my way
through all of the amazing recipes in Julia Child's
Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
...making a Vegan Version of each one...... sometimes successfully - sometimes not...Recipe Count 292/524 (from Julie's count)...but really 659

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

VEGAN SOUPE À L'OIGNON

[Onion Soup]

...One of Scout's favorite soups is French Onion Soup...

...we began by slicing some onion - these were supposedly sweet onions - but they didn't seem all that sweet when we had them with cornbread and navy beans the other night - still - they should do fine cooked here...

...cook slowly without browning for about 15 minutes...

...add some salt...

...and a little bit of sugar - Julia says this will help the onions brown - wait - I thought she said NOT to brown them...cook 30-40 minutes more - mine never did brown...

...add some flour and stir for 3 minutes...

...then off heat - stir in your hot stock - I used the Orrington Farms® All Natural Vegetarian Vegetable Flavored Base...

...add some wine...

...reheat to a simmer - and simmer partially covered for 30-40 more minutes...

...just before serving - stir in some cognac...

...I've never seen French Onion soup that wasn't gratinéed with cheese - but Julia says to pour the soup over rounds of bread and pass the cheese separately...

Substitutions:
Earth Balance for Butter
Vegan Broth for broth

Recipe here: Mastering the Art of French Cooking

p. 43-44

2 comments:

  1. Your soup looks so glamorous! Although I definitely always brown my onions at least a little... oops. Sorry, Julia Child.

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  2. I love French Onion Soup too. I haven't had it in years!
    In your opinion, what is the best brand of vegan cheese out there?

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