You need not have a French onion to prepare this soup…..it can be prepared from the usually variety.
It is a hot soup with lots of pepper which is balanced with the caramelised onions. The basis recipe is prepared with beef broth, but it tastes with chicken or vegetable stock.
onion – 2
oil – 1 tbsp
sugar – 2 tsp
salt – to taste
crushed pepper – 1 ½ tsp or more, as per need
Chicken/ Vegetable / Beef stock – 2 cup
Croutons – 4 bread slices.
Heat oil in a pan and stir in the onion. Saute till the onion are golden brown. Turn to high heat and add the sugar. Stir briskly till the sugar has caramelised / turns brown and coats the onion. When the sugar has caramelised add the stock and bring it to a boil. Add salt and pepper.
French onion soup is usually garnished with a whole slice crouton / bread immersed in the soup. While spooning the soup a piece of the bread is also taken to get that ……..taste (I don’t have words to explain that). It is that good.
A crouton is usually prepared by frying the bread or bread pieces – it consumes a lot of oil. A healthy alternative is to place the bread slices on a griddle till it is crispy or place it in the over at 180oC for four minutes on either side.
Serve the hot soup with a crouton……it is a great soup to cure a cold or to sip it during cold weather.
The recipe goes to Dr.Sameena's Soup Recipes Event