French Onion Soup
A classic French onion soup rich in umami flavor.
In a large stockpot on medium-high heat, saute the onions with the butter and bay leaf for 20 minutes, until the onions turn a rich golden brown color. Deglaze the pan with the vermouth and cognac and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add the white wine and simmer uncovered for 15 more minutes. Add the veal stock, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaf, taste for salt and pepper, and serve hot with a crostini floating on top, grated Parmesan and a slice of provolone. Melt the cheese under the broiler until hot and bubbly.
For the veal stock
Roast the bones slowly over night in a 275 degree oven until the are brown and caramelized. Add the bones to a stock pot and cover with water. Add carrots, onions and celery ,bay leaves, tomato paste and wine. Simmer on low for 48 hours. Continue to add water to cover the bones. Strain through a fine sieve. Refrigerate until ready to use.
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Savory little puffs of artichokes and cheese that will have your guests asking for the recipe!
Preheat oven to 400⁰. Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray. Chop artichoke hearts into large pieces, add remaining ingredients and mix well. Using a 2 ½ inch round cookie cutter, cut each sheet of puff pastry into 15-20 circles.
Press the circles into prepared mini muffin tins. Fill with artichoke filling. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
These can be prepared ahead of time and frozen. Prepare as above then freeze in the mini muffin tins until hardened (about 20-30 minutes). Pop puffs out into a large plastic bag. You can place the frozen puffs into mini muffin pans and bake from frozen, adding 5 minutes to baking time. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved
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