Shamrock Irish Onion Soup

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READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash leeks well under running water, separating layers with your fingers, as they can be very sandy. Slice and check over again for sand.
  • In pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add sliced leeks, onion & garlic; cook 8 minutes. Add sugar and pepper. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring 25-30 minutes. Add whiskey; cook scraping up browned bits, about 3 more minutes. Add broth and simmer 15 minutes.
  • PASTRY:
  • On floured surface, unfold pastry. With 3" shamrock cookie cutter, sharply cut 6 shamrocks. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Beat egg with 1 T. of water and brush over shamrocks. Freeze 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375; remove shamrocks from freezer and bake 15 minutes. Cool on baking sheet on rack.
  • NOTE: If you have no shamrock cookie cutter, use a 1" round sharp cookie cutter. Using firm downward pressure, cut 18 circles from pastry. (Don't twist) Use a knife to cut 6 1-1/2" x 1/4" strips for stems. On ungreased baking sheet, form shamrocks by wetting edges of one circle and attaching one strip for the stem. Lay 2 more circles, edges touching, slightly overlapping first circle. Repeat with remaining circles and stems to form 5 more shamrocks. Brush with egg wash and proceed as directed above.
  • To serve, divide hot soup among six 1 cup heated bowls. Sprinkle with finely grated cheddar or any favorite cheese until it melts slightly. Float puff pastry shamrock on top and serve.
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