Sunday, May 25, 2008

French Onion Soup..........


French onion soup is an onion and beef broth based soup traditionally served with croutons and cheese as toppings. The modern version of this soup originates in France in the 17th century, made from dry bread or croutons, beef broth, and caramelized onions. It is often broiled in a ramekin traditionally with gruyère melted on top.The rich flavor of the base is not due just to the broth, but to the caramelized onions. Caramelization, in this case, is the procedure in which the onions are cooked slowly until the melting sugars approach burning temperature, becoming brown. (From Wikipedia)

Here is a version of my son's H French Onion soup.......

Ingredients: ( for 2 pax servings )


25 g butter and 1/2 tbsp olive oil (the butter is to brown the onions easily)

2 nos big white onions - sliced

3 cups of chicken stock or broth

1/2 tbsp sugar

Salt and pepper

Few slices of toasted garlic bread

1/4 cup of white wine or red wine

Mozzarella cheese for toppings


Method:

In a saucepan , saute the sliced onions with butter on medium high heat til well brown... be careful not to burn it. Add in sugar and keep stirring the mixture to carmelize the onions with the sugar....takes about 10 mins. Then add in the chicken stock and white wine and cook covered in a simmer for a further 20 mins til all the flavors are well bended. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, ladle the soup into 2 ramekin bowls or any heat proof bowls. Then top it with a few pieces of toasted garlic bread to cover top of bowl...next sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of bread. Put in an oven toaster or broiler at a high temperature til the cheese melts and slightly browned. Serve immediately with some more garlic bread .


Onion soup broiling in oven toaster...............


His big brother enjoying the onion soup.............

10 comments:

Kok said...

sweetjasmine,
Now I am wondering if you owned a restaurant. You and your sons really know how to cook!:)

Sweet Jasmine said...

wuah ha..ha..! you think I own a restaurant..?? Wish I could but too late for me now...I was a piano teacher by profession and retired a decade ago due to my RA(arthritis)....so I discover my passion for cooking and good food just lately...and son H is still in college while son R is an IT specialist.. working already who knows nothing about cooking but knows how to enjoy good food especially western cuisine.....

See maybe I should consider opening one and give you a position as the manager....one day.

Have a nice day.

New Kid on the Blog said...

Hey, if you plan to open a restaurant, pls do not forget to inform us leh!!!

Sweet Jasmine said...

new kid on the blog - wow...sure, you can put in a good word and reviews for me..he..he..

Joyce said...

wow, onion soup, this is new to me!!

Kok said...

sweetjasmine,
You're a piano teacher! Ahhh! I wanna learn piano! Free lessons? kekeke!

Wow, your son H is not bad hor? He really can cook. You're the same. Good cook!:)

If you even consider open up a restaurant, I don't wanna become a manager lah. I wanna become your partner in this! haha! Count me in ya!;)

Sweet Jasmine said...

joyce - try this soup..it is lovely....

Sweet Jasmine said...

Kok - want free lessons..then come over to Penang.
Wah,you re very ambitious...wants to be towkay instead of kuli...eh?

Kess & her mama said...

Wow Sweet Jasmine, Son H must have inherited his passion for cooking from you! Looks easy enough to do. Will try it coz hubby, J likes onion soup. Thanks. Kess' mama

Sweet Jasmine said...

kess & mama - My son just lately loves to cook partly due to his watching those chefs like Gordon Ramsey in AFC....good for him though. Try cooking this for yr hubs...he'll surely appreciate it..