Post # 1
So I love french onion soup. Problem is I am now vegetarian, and also do not use alcohol in my cooking. I know I can try and subsitute the beef broth with mushroom stock, but is there anything I can subsitute the dry white wine w/ that most recipes call for?
Post # 3
@hopefloats: the alcohol cooks out completely if that’s what you’re worried about. Otherwise I’m not sure what alternative you could use.
Post # 4
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@housebee: That’s not actually true. There will still be alcohol.
OP, use Better than Bouillion vegetable base (organic or regular) for the stock. It looks like this: http://www.soap.com/p/better-than-bouillon-organic-vegetable-base-8-oz-416592 and is available at major grocery stores. If you are in the southeast, you can definitely find it at Publix.
Make sure you actually caramelize the onions. This takes a minimum of an hour. That’s where all the good flavor is. You can use some champagne vinegar, white wine vinegar, or some lemon juice, depending on what fits more with the flavors you prefer, instead of the white wine.
Post # 5
To @hopefloats: LOVE Onion Soup !!
You could try to Google – Onion Soup No Alcohol – for alternate recipes.
That is how I find recipes when I am looking for something without a particular ingredient
Hope this helps,
Post # 6
Cooking wine has a lower alcohol content, but only like 40% of alcohol actually burns off when cooking, so…
Post # 7
@mrsSonthebeach: Thank you for such a helpful response! I’ll look into that 🙂
Post # 8
OP, your question is well-timed: Slate just published a French onion soup recipe that can be made with vegetable broth (they also recommend a jarred concentrated soup base like Better Than Boullion) and that doesn’t contain any alcohol. The article also offers help with caramelizing the onions – similar to what MrsSonthebeach recommended about doing it very slowly over at least an hour. Good luck! Hope it turns out delicious!