Monday, February 27, 2012

FFwD - Cheese Topped Onion Soup Part Deux

Delicious Cheese Topped Onion Soup!
NOW I see what some of the other French Friday cooks were raving about!  Its all in the caramelizing of the onions.  If the onions don't go through that long, slow caramelizing process the flavor just isn't there.  I opted for a combination of vegetable and beef broths, but I DO see how the chicken broth would be good, lighter, maybe a good summer soup if you like soup in summer and I do!

In my first attempt with this recipe I didn't have time to let the onions cook.  I turned the heat down too low and after 2.5 hours I finally got a CLUE and turned the fire up but it was too late.  I had places to go and people to see (also known as meeting a friend for drinks) so I gave up, fried the onions and put them on burgers.

Other than the time involved in caramelizing this soup is easy and comes together really fast once the onions are done.  I loved it!




10 comments:

  1. How long did it take for your onions the second time? This looks beautiful with the bowl and coloring.

    Thanks for the tip on my photo - I think I must have been focusing on something other than what I was looking at and didn't realize it.

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  2. Whew! Glad the second time around worked out so well for you.
    It looks lovely.

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  3. Wow. I'm glad you gave this another shot. Your soup looks tasty!

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  4. So glad this worked so well this time. It looks great! Can't wait to give it a try when I get home from vacation. Kudos to you for the second try!

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  5. Good for you for trying this again! I would like to give it another try too, when I have the time to let the onions finish.

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  6. That looks just delicious! Glad that with the second attempt you were so happy!!

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  7. Way to climb back up on that horse! I've redone a few FFwD recipes which failed on me the first time, but usually I need a little longer to lick my wounds before jumping back in. Nice job.

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  8. Even though I was tired and cranky the night I made these, I am so glad that I was patient and let my onions caramelize because I knew the end result would be worth it and it was. I am glad you made this again and enjoyed it!

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  9. i love onion soup! would love to try this one

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  10. Looks and sounds wonderful!! I don't know how you guys handle more than one baking/cooking group at a time. I'm overwhelmed with just one! Did you re-do you site? Looks different - then again I have looked at so many. I like it!

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