Sunday, May 16, 2010

A New Recipe

I've decided that since I like to cook so much I should start posting some of the new recipes I try out to share with everyone. I promise, I will only post them if they turn out well! This past week, I decided to try out French Onion Soup. My mom made it when she came to visit last time and she also bought me oven-safe bowls for Christmas so I decided I needed to try this one out.

I used Paula Deen's French Onion Soup recipe as a reference but I changed and added a few things. It turned out pretty well and I think Justin even liked it (he's not a big fan of soup)!

 Here's how I made it (this makes about 4 bowls but you can double it to make more):

4 Vidalia onions, sliced
4 cloves of garlic, grated
A drizzle of olive oil (I don't measure this)
2 tbsp of flour
4 cups of beef stock
1/2 cup of white wine
1/2 tsp of dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1/2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
2 slices of swiss cheese
1 baguette
salt and pepper to taste

Saute the onions and garlic in olive oil over low heat for about 20-25 minutes until golden. Add the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes then add the wine, beef stock, thyme, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and the bay leaf. Bring to a bubble and then lower the heat to simmer. Cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. While this is cooking, slice and toast the baguette and then spread with a little butter. Ladle the soup into oven-safe bowls. Top soup with 3-4 baguettes and 1 slice of cheese. Stick it under the broiler for about 5 minutes and serve!


Carly said...

Can't wait to try this, I love french onion soup!

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