Any french onion soup addicts out there? Yeah, me too. At almost every restaurant I quickly scan the appetizers and soups menu to see if the cheesy, oniony soup is offered. If it’s not, I’m not sure I’ll be returning…
If you’re a french onion soup addict, you need to take my advice. Learn to make it at home. That way when the urge to dip into some beefy broth knocks on your saliva glands, you’ll be able to answer and satisfy that craving. And no worries, this soup isn’t topped with mozzarella, it’s topped with the real thing — Gruyère cheese. Mmm…the only cheese that’s worthy of topping french onion soup.
Whoever invented the electric stove was a genius — I mean genius! It’s a wonderful thing to be able to just turn a knob, throw a pot on the stove and create a delicious broth to sup and enjoy. Ooooh! Then, how luxurious is it to press another button and broil some cheesy bread in the oven to top it all off. Aren’t you glad we don’t have to make our own fires at 8 pm at night? Because that’s when the french onion soup craving is most known to hit — especially on a cold night!
I couldn’t help thinking about the blessings of a kitchen stove when I just spent time with missionaries who had to make their own fires to just boil water to wash dishes or cook. Wow, I’m so blessed! Next time you whip up an awesome recipe on your electric stove, remember that not everyone gets that luxury!
I know that most of your recipes for french onion soup include white or red wine — mine doesn’t. So, yes, you can enjoy french onion soup without the wine. I also revamped an amazing chicken casserole that used wine into a wireless one. You can grab that amazing, cheesy, succulent recipe here.
Oh, and in case you’re a bit of a romantic, you’ll love the heart-shaped toast that brings a touch of Valentine’s Day romance to your dinner. Add some chocolate covered strawberries on the side and some sparkling grape juice and you’re all set for a romantic dinner for two!
Enjoy this super simple recipe below that will soothe all your addictions to french onion soup. From one addict to another, enjoy! :)
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- 1 large onion
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
- several slices of thick french bread or baguette
- Thinly slice the onion.
- Add butter to medium sauce pan and saute the onions on medium-low heat until clear and translucent, stirring continuously.
- Add in chicken broth and bring to a boil.
- Stir in beef broth, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut bread into heart shapes and set aside.
- Once soup is finished simmering, place in oven-proof serving bowls.
- Place heart-shaped bread pieces over soup and sprinkled with shredded cheese.
- Broil in oven just until lightly brown -- approximately 3 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g