8/15/11

French Onion Soup... Finally!

Excuse my absence.... It's been a busy last several days!


Where were we? Oh, yes... I had told you I would show you how to make French Onion Soup.

After you have Caramelized your Onions (missed that post? well, read here to catch up!) they should look like this:



Don't those look delicious?! Why, yes, they do...


Now, we need to add some wine to 'deglaze' the pan.... In other words, scrape up all those yummy brown things on the bottom of the pan.

Brown Things = Flavor!




Add about half a cup to a full cup of wine, depends on how winey you're feeling...



Next we need to add some minced fresh thyme, about two tablespoons, or, to taste.


Tip: You can just add the stems (tied with string!) straight to the pot, the leaves will fall off into the soup as it cooks. I did not do that, as you can see!



So, now stir in the thyme, and you are ready to add your veggie/beef broth combo..... (I didn't photograph that part.....sorry!!) It's one part beef broth (1 cup!) to two parts vegetable broth (2 cups!).



See the stem? You can fish out any that you accidentally throw in!

Now, you are ready to serve!

Zhee French serve theirs with a slice of bread topped with cheese, I however like a piece of fresh bread (not toasted and with out cheese!) to dip in...

See how simple it was?


Here is the recipe so you can copy/paste it into a Word Document.

French Onion Soup
1 cup Caramelized Onions
3/4 cup White Wine
1 Tbs Freshly minced Thyme
1 cup Beef Broth (you can omit the beef broth, if you are making it vegetarian, exchange for one cup of veggie broth)
2 cups Vegetable Broth

Deglaze your pan with the wine, and add the thyme. Pour in liquid, and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve immediately! 



And, yes I forgot to photograph the end result......



Falling down on the job? Yes. Big surprise coming? Yep! With a GIVEAWAY!

XOXO



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