( and boy was it miserable yesterday - the skies opened up and poured down.................hail stones )
I'm also trying to do my bit with eating less meat.
For my health and the health of the planet.
It's made with beef broth - but I'm NOT a vegan or vegetarian so that's ok.
I'm still not throwing a pound of flesh onto the grill or in the oven so I feel like I'm doing my bit - if I'm not please don't tell me about it because I can't give this soup up.
And my warped reasoning works for me ( sort of......kind of )
French onion soup is also considered a cure for hangovers - unlike taking a swig of pepto bismol - not that I'd know if it actually works or not :)
I CAN tell you that it's a cure for cold weather blahs though !
These are the ingredients
Olive Oil - and a sliver of butter
1 heaping tablespoon of flour
1 onion per person
1 tin of beef broth per person
Worcestershire sauce ( a dash )
Swiss and Mozzarella cheese - gruyere if I have it in the house - but I didn't
Slice onions into thin rings ( separating them while in the frying pan ) and cook on low
I cook them for 20 minutes or so - caramelizing them - but you can just cook them till they're translucent -
While they're cooking I cut up small pieces of baguette ( relatively thin ) and place them in the oven to toast
Once the onions are ready I add the flour
Stirring constantly until it looks like mush actually
Next you add the broth and a splash of worcestershire sauce ( a little goes a long way )
Notice the Canadian stove in both languages - Hot - Chaud?
and then I add in my browning sauce ( the flour lightens it up which is the only reason I use it ) my garlic powder and black pepper ( a pinch of each )
I simmer it for 10 minutes or so and then fill the bowls partially - adding the toasted bread
You can use as much toasted bread as the bowl will allow - sometimes when I'm pretending I'm on a diet I only add a couple of pieces - tonight we were hungry
Pour the rest of the soup on top of that - and sprinkle shredded cheese over the entire bowl
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or so - and then put the oven on broil just long enough for the cheese to bubble and brown and Voila!
It's absolutely delicious - oh my gosh - just writing up this post I'm ready to make it again lol
Winter does have its advantages after all :)
Have a wonderful first day of the week everyone !
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