Starting with the Hcg Diet Onion Soup Recipes (Phase 2 and Phase 3)
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Here we go….
First you need 4 lbs of yellow onions cut them in slices “Long ways ” not across the grain.
I sprayed the dutch oven with pam. then wiped it out. I know this is not allowed but a spray and a wipe? How much could you really get?
put the onions in the dutch oven with a teaspoon of salt.
cover and put in a 400 degree oven for an hour.
after the hour stir and put back but leave the lid a tiny crack open.
Cook for another hour and a half.
when you open the pot it will be brown. this is correct.
put it on the stove to a medium to high heat and cook until a very dark crust forms on the bottom. Watch so it is dark but not burnt.
BTW the onions themselves at this point are unbelievable. hard not to eat.
The darker the better.
Now “deglaze” with 1/2 cup water. (for those non cooks it just means pour the water in and scrape up the brown bits.)
Let the brown form again. the more times you do it….the better the soup will be. I did it twice. the third time instead of water I used cider vinegar. That replaced the Sherry I usually use.
After that is browned add 3 cups water and two of chicken broth.
I am following the diet religiously. I made my own chicken stock. ( if anyone wants that recipe let me know)
If you are ok with boxed —using 2 cups beef broth and 2 cups of chicken and one water would be even better flavor.
add 1 tsp salt a few grinds of pepper 1 bay leaf and a few sprigs of thyme. ( dried is ok.
simmer 1/2 hour.
AMAZING! real food