Caramelized onion soup is a perfect addition to any Thanksgiving dinner, whether it’s served over roasted potatoes, on a bed of sweet potatoes, or with some mashed potatoes or cranberries.
The caramelized onion is packed with flavor and nutrition and the combination of flavors and ingredients is what makes it such a great and comforting meal.
But the trick to this soup’s success lies in the caramelized spices.
Caramelizing onions is a simple process that can be done in the microwave, but it requires a lot of patience and practice.
The process involves using a small amount of sugar, baking spices, and water to make caramelized potatoes.
The potatoes are then peeled and caramelized in the oven until they are golden brown and soft.
A flavorful and creamy soup that’s not only hearty, but also healthy and satisfying.
Start by caramelizing the onions and potatoes first, and then add the caramelizing spices.
Then, add some shredded carrots and cooked white onions to the mix.
This is the basic recipe for Caramel Carrot Onion Soup.
Recipe by Liz Deutsch.
Carrot, Onion, and Caramel Sauce Caramelization spices, such as cinnamon and cardamom, add to the richness of the soup.
The spices also help create a soft, creamy texture.
But in order to bring out the flavors in the soup, it’s important to be sure that the caramelization process is done correctly.
To make sure the caramel is properly caramelized, add the sugar and baking spices to a pot over medium heat.
Add the onions, carrots, and white onions and stir to coat with the caramel mixture.
Continue cooking for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep the onions from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
The onions will become soft and slightly translucent as the caramel heat caramelizes them.
Then stir the mixture to release the caramel flavors and keep the temperature of the caramel from going too high.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Continue to cook for about 10 minutes more, stirring frequently.
Then add the spices, caramel, and a few more tablespoons of water to the pot and bring to a boil.
The mixture should be thick enough to pour out into a large saucepan.
Add more water as needed.
Add about half of the potatoes and carrots and cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove the potatoes from the boiling water and continue cooking for another minute.
Remove and discard the white onions, which will be the star of the show when you’re making caramelized vegetables.
Once the potatoes are cooked, add them to the boiling broth and continue to cook until the potatoes have softened and have turned slightly golden.
The vegetables will be cooked through and the sauce should begin to thicken.
Serve the soup with a side of roasted potatoes and cranberries or mashed potatoes.
Carbonized onions are delicious and versatile, and can be used as a main ingredient in a wide range of recipes.
Carapils are also known as caramelized garlic, caramelized chives, or caramelized lemon or sweet onion.
You can also add a few dried parsley or cilantro leaves to this delicious soup.
Carvalonized Onion Soup Print Recipe adapted from the Everyday Health cookbook Ingredients Caramel and Onion Soup 2 tablespoons sugar, divided