Tuesday, January 31, 2012

French Onion Soup


I give Sue props for coming up with and creating some amazingly delicious dishes. She is a super-de-duper cook/baker/kitchen wizard.
What she is not as good at is photographing her creations.
*sigh*
Her photos of her French Onion Soup just do not do it justice.
It makes me sad.
*siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh*
Oh well, until she invites me down for dinner when she is serving these amazing things, we will have to suffer with her room-for-improvement photography skills.


French Onion Soup

Ingredients
1/4 cup butter
3 medium white onions, sliced
3 14 oz cans beef broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
 6 - 8 slices French bread (baguette)
1 bag of Kraft Italiano cheese blend (About 3 - 4 cups)

Directions
Saute onion in melted butter in a large soup pot or saucepan for 30 - 40 minutes, or until onions begin to brown.

Before the cooking begins
After the cooking is done! Quite a difference :)

Add beef broth, salt, and garlic powder to onions. Bring mixture to boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour. Add the first amount of Parmesan cheese in the last 10 minutes of cooking the soup.
When the soup is done, preheat oven to 350.
Cut French bread into cubes and spread out on cookie sheet. Toast for about 10 minutes, just until they start to brown.

French bread cubed and ready to be spread on the cookie sheet for toasting.

When bread is done, remove from oven and set oven to broil.
Assemble each bowl of soup by spooning about 1 cup of soup into an oven-safe bowl. Sprinkle toasted French bread cubes evenly on top of soup.
Top with a generous 1/2 cup of the Italiano cheese blend.

Yup, that's a lot of cheese!

Place the bowl on a baking sheet and broil for 5 - 6 minutes, until the cheese begins to brown.
Serve hot.

Just a quick note - if you don't buy the Kraft Italiano cheese blend you will want to use:
6 slices Swiss cheese
6 slices mozzarella cheese
 6 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
When you get to the cheese part of the directions - layer a slice of Swiss, then mozza, then sprinkle with 1 Tbsp of the Parmesan.


It is one of the best French Onion Soup recipes you will ever taste.
Ever.
Seriously.
Props to Sue. She has mad cooking skillz.
Word.
Now..we just have to work on those picture taking skillz......

Stop by Carol's Chatter for links to tons more onion recipes!

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