Thursday, January 28, 2010

Onion Soup for the Soul and the Sinus......

What choice of soup would you choose for a sinus infection?
My soup of choice was French Onion,
my ultimate favorite since I was a kid.
Since I've been suffering a terrible Sinus problem this week.
I thought this would sooth my head and feed my soul.
My secrets to making great onion soup are:
*using red, yellow, and white onions and
*the broth needs to be 2/3 beef and 1/3 chicken

6 large red, white or yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced. (I use all 3)
Olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups of beef stock (2/3) and chicken stock (1/3)
1/2 cup of dry vermouth or dry white wine
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
8 slices of toasted French bread
1 1/2 cups of grated Swiss Gruyere

** In a large saucepan, sauté the onions in the olive oil on medium high heat until well browned, but not burned, about 30-40 minutes (or longer). Add the sugar about 10 minutes into the process to help with the carmelization.

**Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the stock, vermouth or wine, bay leaf. Cover partially and simmer until the flavors are well blended, about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Discard the bay leaf.

** To serve you can either use individual oven-proof soup bowls or one large casserole dish. Ladle the soup into the bowls or casserole dish. Cover with the toast and sprinkle with cheese. Put into the broiler for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until the cheese bubbles and is slightly browned. Serve immediately.

5 Others Say::

lindalou said...

Oh, YUM! I'm going to have to print this one out and make very soon. Perfect for the deep freeze we are currently in this week-end.

Linda Summerfield Crispell said...

So sorry for the sinus problems. Your soup looks fantastic, I hope it does the trick!

suburbangrandma said...

OMG....I am salivating here,staring at your soup. My husband and I love French Onion Soup, and I tried different recipes but one so far hit the spot. Even restaurants now do not make this dish as they used to.
I already printed the recipe and definitely am trying it tomorrow. Last recipe I tried called of cognac, which made it too sweet.

P. said...

I like so much onion soup and this one is the most beautiful I ever seen.

suburbangrandma said...

I know I already posted a comment on this recipe, but today I actually made the soup(slightly modified the recipe), and it was DELICIOUS!!!Best French Onion soup recipe I have tried so far. I am preparing a post about it which will also have a link to your post, and borrowed your soup picture for my post,which I hope you don't mind (all my pictures were just not coming out well today).