( 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 :)
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Well, Suzan, that looks delicious even to me, who is not a fan of French onion soup, normally. Beautiful and tasty photo!ReplyDelete
I love FO soup...yours looks yummy! Give me cheeeeeeezy bread, please. ;) xoxoReplyDelete
Not wanting to down a swig of Pepto Bismal, I wrote down this wonderful looking recipe quickly. Went back, went back...what do I do with the garlic powder?ReplyDelete
It is supposed to rain today (please ... please ... please) so I might just give this recipe to Steve to make for dinner.ReplyDelete
I love onion soup. Yours looks delish and the recipe looks fairly easy - which I need. Have a great week.lReplyDelete
This looks delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe & now I have no excuse for not making some myself!ReplyDelete
Your onion soup sure looks delicious! It's not one we eat at all. I remember hubby having some at a restaurant once....only once....and he never had it again. It was a gastronomical nightmare for his gut! LOL Let's just say he wasn't pleasant to be around for a day after. Hehehe.ReplyDelete
My hubby mkes a killer French Onion Soup, too ~ perfect for fall & winter!ReplyDelete
Suzan, this looks delicious!!! I'll be right over. :) Pigs will be flying before I make it so you'll just have to accept me as your perpetual guest. :)) mmm mmm good soup! :)) ~ Christina in FLReplyDelete
I have never made it before but I think I'm going to try this. Not sure how Bill will feel about it but I'll eat his if he doesn't like it.ReplyDelete
I love that y'all say tin instead of can. I learn something from you all the time. Stay warm.
Can you believe just a couple of weeks ago you were complaining it was still over 90...crazy year, nicer weather on its way, was 74 today in Chicago. Enjoy---and next icky day, I will give this a try! SandiReplyDelete
Your french Onion soup looks so yummy - I love it. Thanks for your recipe. Stay nice and warm. It is a lot cooler here with rain clouds coming in so I made a chick soup (no noodles) with hot red pepper flakes and it was yummy.ReplyDelete
Have a terrific week,.
Love french onion soup !!! I don't do dairy or gluten here is the recipe https://paticlark.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/french-onion-soup-glutendairy-free/ReplyDelete
I knew we were sisters of the heart. You and I make French Onion soup the exact same way -same recipe --except I usually cut a round of toast for the top of my bowl , add cheese and then broil. You get more bread your way- which sounds awfully good to me right about nowReplyDelete
YUM, Suzan!!!!. xo Diana
Sure looks delish! You are a really good cook, I'll bet! I'm gonna try this recipe too! I love French onion soup!
Wow, you really have weather changes in Montreal! This soup does sound perfect for that cold, rainy weather!
Do you have "Trick-or-Treating" in Montreal?
Have a great week!
Laura, et al
We can have 3 seasons in 1 week here sometimes Laura LOL !!!Delete
And yes - we have trick or treating here - it doesn't seem to be as big as when I was a kid ( a long time ago when the earth was green lol ) but maybe I just don't notice it anymore?
Have you gotten any rain yet in your neck of the woods? Has it cooled down any?
Thank God, it DID cool down quite a bit this week! I have been loving it! It went down to 75 in the daytime and 50 at night. They said it would be getting warmer, but I am PRAYING it doesn't get into the high 90's and 100's like it has been for the past 2 months. It also even rained a bit in some parts of CA, but not here. It is always hot for Thanksgiving because I have to turn on the AC to cook Thanksgiving dinner, because the oven makes it even hotter in the house. It is always 85 to 95 on a normal Thanksgiving day, but this year with it being warmer all around, who knows. Like I said, I am praying my heart out that it is cool for Thanksgiving. I just can't get in the "mood" if it's hot--UGH! Have fun on your Hiatus from blogging!Delete
It's the same with me and Halloween, it seemed a bigger deal when I was a kid. This year, it was so hot I didn't even decorate.
Laura, et al
Pinned and yum.ReplyDelete
Thank you!! I will be making this.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for posting.
This is just what the doctor ordered. French Onion soup is my hubby's all time favorite and I've been searching for a good tried and true recipe. Can't wait to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Hi Trina - he'll love it - I'm THAT confident lol !ReplyDelete
French onion soup is my most favorite soup! Weird that I have never tried making it myself. Always thought it would not be as cheesy oniony delicious as some restaurants. Yours looks just like it! Can't wait to try!! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.ReplyDelete
Pinned it! This is, by far, the easiest recipe I have seen for this soup. Thanks so much for posting!ReplyDelete
I LOVE this in restaurants....want to do it at home now :) Thank you for making me CRAVE this now, lol!ReplyDelete
You'll start making this all the time - you'll see !Delete
It's better than some of the ones in restaurants I swear to you -
Now I think I need to make it again this week LOL
Thanks so much Deb !
Oh thanks for posting this and linking at Share a Cup! I/we love French Onion Soup. I'm going to try on Friday!ReplyDelete
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It's nice meeting you!
You're so welcome - I know you'll just love it !Delete
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I love onion soup! Yours looks delicious! SheilaReplyDelete
Oh gah! That is my favorite soup! Looks so good!ReplyDelete
Hi Suzan, just letting you know that I will be featuring you at SYC today.ReplyDelete
This looks so fabulous! I can't wait to try it. I'm visiting from Jann's party.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing this! I used to make this with a very similar recipe, but I did add just a dash of white wine - made the soup not so strongly beefy tasting. I used seasoned croutons, also - never thought of the baguettes, but will definitely do that! Have a blessed holiday!ReplyDelete
Just made this for supper last night, first time I have had onion soup and I loved it. Thanks for the great recipeReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed it Dagmar - we have this a lot in the winter !ReplyDelete