Monday, June 3, 2013
Easy French Onion Soup Recipe
I am not a big fan of French Onion Soup. The ones that I've tried were all too sweet for my taste. But when my friend suggested that we make our own version together, we instantly agreed. I figured that if we are making it ourselves, we could definitely adjust the flavors to suit my savoury taste ;) and we did just that.
We adapted a recipe posted on Jamie Oliver's website by a member, and we love how easy it is.
Here's the recipe.
- we omitted the egg yolks
- we used red wine
- we used gruyere and cheddar
- we seasoned with salt and white pepper until we achieved the perfect balance of sweet and savory, but bearing in mind that cheese will be added
- we added grated cheese, then croutons, then grated cheese again on top
- we'd consider adding mozzarella into the cheese mix next to add that "stringy melty" quality to it
The recipe mentioned that using croutons isn't convenient, but we did it and it was easy and yummy. We'd use croutons again.
Grilling in the oven.
Perfectly golden brown.
Out of this world.