My Man loves French onion soup that I make. He use to love the one at The Kegg, but after having mine, he prefers mine. So last night I was hoping to go out for dinner, but he asked me to make French Onion Soup. I love the man, so I did, but not without giving him a bit of the biz about not taking me out. For those that don’t know what “the biz” means, it’s teasing him.
The one thing you’ll notice in my recipes though is I rarely use the same ingredients. This latest version I used he LOVED.
Here’s what I used
½ Beef stock (store bought)
2 table spoon of butter
1 cup of water
Packet of onion soup mix
1 small onion chopped length wise. If you chop too small it doesn’t really taste like onion soup, eh!
2 pieces of white bread (whole wheat bread is too sweet for us)
2 square slices of Swiss or old cheese
- Cut the onions into big pieces as that’s what makes the flavor
- Melt the butter on medium heat. Add the cut up onion to the butter and cook for about a minute
- Add the broth and water to the beef stock and water. I have also used my homemade chicken stock which tastes really good too
- Add the onion soup mix packet
- Turn the stove oven on broiler onto high. This is to cook the cheese
- Cut up the cheese into thin slices and make 4 slices. I prefer slices because shredding is a pain, but whatever works for you is fine.
- Toast bread and the use the onion soup bowl to cut out the circle in the bread. You can keep left over bread to make croutons or breadcrumbs. I just throw it out. It’s too much work for me.
- Place the soup into the soup bowls, then place the toast on top, but don’t push it in or the cheese wont melt in the oven. Then add the cheese to the top
- Place in the over for about 3 minutes, but keep looking
VOILA! Your soup is ready to eat.
P.S. This is the first recipe I actually wrote down with amounts listed. I never do because I like to wing it in the kitchen and so far, it’s been OK.