Friday, February 24, 2012
Cheese-Topped Onion Soup
If French Onion soup is on the menu, I usually order it. It is one of my favorite soups. So, I was excited when I read we were going to make Cheese - Topped Onion Soup this week for French Friday's With Dorie.
You start with lots and lots of onions which you cook until they are a deep caramel color. It stated in the directions you needed to be patient - it could take more than an hour or more for the onions to caramelize. Dorie wasn't kidding that you needed patience. It seemed like it took forever for my onions to get a nice caramel color. In the end they did, and I am glad I had the patience to see it through. The onions were then simmered in chicken broth and white wine. The soup was ladled into oven proof bowls, topped with toasted bread and cheese then under the broiler it went. Out came a bowl of bubbly goodness. This recipe can be found on pages 56-57 in "Around My French Table."