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posted on: November 25th, 2009

I have decided that I am going to start something new on this blog and I shall call it Recipe day! You’ll notice that I haven’t called it “Food Friday” or “Tasty Tuesday” and there is a very good reason for this. Let’s be realistic here people, I’m not nearly reliable enough to stick to one specific day. My inaugural recipe is French Onion Soup and it’s fucking delicious.

You’ll need;

4 cups of red wine (1 for the soup, 3 to drink while cooking)

4 or 5 cups beef stock (or one of those liter boxes if you don’t make your own)

2 large sweet onions

1 tbsp butter (the real stuff, not marg)

1 tbsp olive oil

tsp mustard powder

about 1/2 cup swiss or smoked gruyere cheese

couple of slices of baguette

2 Oven safe french onion soup bowls

Slice up onions and saute them in butter and olive oil. Cook over medium heat stirring every now & then for about 1 hour until they’re a pan of golden brown caramelized goodness.

While the onions are cooking put on a pot of beef stock. Drop in garlic cloves, mustard powder and red wine and simmer while onions are cooking.

Grate the cheese and toast the slices of baguette under the broiler. Once the onions are ready add them to the beef stock and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and let it simmer for 15 min. Fill soup bowls, put in toasted bread and top with cheese. broil on high until cheese is brown and bubbly. Serve with bread and slices of hot Genoa or some other yummy rich sausage.

Oh yeah. That’s the goods.

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Jeannie Says:

Sounds fantastic! I’ll have to buy some stock as I’m too lazy to make it even when I have a freezer full of soup bones.

And gruyere cheese mmmm

Kim Says:

Anything with gruyere is a good thing.

Brian Smart Says:

By sweet onions do you mean vidalias? My wife loves french onion soup…thanks…this is gonna score me some major points.

Dusty Says:

I hate french-onion anything! ;)

Kim Says:

Brian- yes, but in all honesty- I’ve used just jumbo reg white onions and as long as you take your time caramelizing they’re just as fine. And yes- it will score you HUGE points!
Dusty- It’s ok- I’ll eat your share!

Dave Says:

Awesome, thanks Kim,
I got started on it right away when I got home. I managed to get through the first three glasses of wine, then just kind of petered out. I might try it again tomorrow night though.

Ree Says:

Yum. One of my very favorites.

Kim Says:

Way to keep at it Dave!

Hannah Says:

Hmmm…looks good!

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