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Help with Julia Child's potato and onion soup

roasted138 | Sep 27, 2007 01:57 PM

I was a little embarassed at first to ask about this, since Julia herself wrote this soup 'is simplicity in itself' to make. I'm referring to the potato and onion soup, in Chapter 1 of Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking'. My problem is this:

When I made the soup, it tasted and smelled not wonderfully aromatic but raw onion-y and unappealing. My contention is that my mistake was I had to cook the soup for much longer to develop more flavors, hence the raw taste. But the method of simply boiling the vegetables without saueteing first makes me suspicious. I've never previously made a soup without a base built on sauteing some vegetables first. Nevertheless, I'd like to follow the recipe again first, without adding broth or any other additions. Thanks for any help!! : )

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