Sunday, January 9, 2011

5 Things: Onion Soup!

Now that the chaotic holidays are over, I am back to my 5 Things posts. I have missed them.

I have been dreaming of onion soup. Dreaming of soup in general. I could eat soup everyday in the winter. Maybe it is part of the hibernating feeling, I don’t know but I found a recipe for Onion Soup and was convinced that I had to make it.  I bought the 5 pounds of onion and cut them and all of the other stuff and set to it.

I know I will never be a food blogger per se because my photographic abilities leave something to be desired but that is ok. I eat the same things over and over so it would pretty boring to see the same stuff day after day.

The soup was easy to make yet it took a while to me. After cutting 5 pounds of onions and drying my tears, you melt a couple of tablespoons of butter in a heavy pot and put the onions in.



You cook the onions for about 15 minutes or until they release moisture then you add 2 bay leaves and let them cook for 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally.



The onions start to caramelize and you stir now and again to get the brown bits up from the bottom.



After about an 1.5 hours, you pour 1/4 of a cup of water at a time, scrape the bottom of the pan and let it cook for 12 minutes repeating 2 times. After you add, 1 tablespoon of flour and 1/2 cup of dry white wine and stir for 3 minutes.



You pour 2 cups of beef broth and a 32 ounce box of chicken broth into the pot. I added all of 32 ounces of beef broth since I did not want left overs. You let it simmer for 30 minutes to blend the flavors. You can add salt if you feel it needs it and add about a tablespoon of butter to the pot to melt.

I have a fear of my broiler. Yes. I bought a baguette to toast with gruyere cheese to broil on it but the broiler intimidates me. It also sets my fire alarms off like crazy. You can toast a few piece of the baguette then broiler with shredded gruyere cheese.



Since you had to open the wine bottle for 1/2 cup, you might as well drink the rest. Enjoy! I personally liked it and will be eating for lunch the left overs. It makes about 6 servings.


  1. That looks yummy, my mouth is watering. Do you know how many points are in the soup per serve?

    I will cooking this in winter, can't wait.

  2. Love French onion soup. It looks delicious to me!

    And don't get too down on yourself about the food photos. My earliest ones are awful, but I've learned little tips and tricks here and there, and while my photos aren't fabulous now, they're 100 times better than they were.


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