Sunday, February 14, 2016

French Onion Soup

A great soup to warm up to
 on a frosty winter's day.

3 red Onions
1 white Onion
1 tsp. minced garlic or
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1/4 cup butter
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp. thyme
2 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
(1/2 cup red wine-optional)
1/2 - 3/4  carton Campbell's beef broth.
Pepper to taste
1 baguette bread
1 cup grated cheese.

In a large frying pan melt the butter 
Add sliced onions and bay leaves, garlic and saute
 about 15-20 mins. until onions are caramelized.

 Add the flour, thyme, balsamic vinegar, (optional red wine)
and saute for 3 mins.
 Add the broth, pepper, (salt optional)
 and cook (covered) for an additional 15mins.
 Slice the baguette in 1 inch slices.
 (I used garlic baguette)

Toast the baquettes in the oven under the broiler

Portion the soup in 5 oven proof bowls.
Place 2 toasted slices of the baguettes on top of the soup.

 Cover with your favorite cheese.
 I used mozzarella and cheddar.
Parmesan is great also.
Place under the broiler until cheese is melted.

some ingredients

My little pots I found at a Flea Market.
 After doing some research on them I've found
 out they came from a Quebec Canada Pottery Co.

Bottom Markings: Evangeline 941, Canada.
Looks like Terracotta.


all pics are my sole original property

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