Ploughman's Soup (England)
3 tablespoons butter
2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup light ale (do not substitute beer)
Dash or two of Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups crumbled Cheshire cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
Vidalia onion rings or slices of scallion (for garnish)
Melt the butter in a large, heavy pan.
Gently sauté the onion until golden.
Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
Remove from the heat, then gradually whisk in the stock and ale.
Return to the heat and bring to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes or until thickened.
Stir in the Worcestershire sauce.
Reserve 1/4 cup of the cheese. Stir in the remaining cheese, a bit at a time (keeping the heat low), until the cheese is all melted.
Season with salt and pepper.
Garnish each bowl with the reserved cheese and the onions.
Great Britain Recipes