Of all the soups out there, French Onion Soup may just be my favorite. Great broth, good bread…and gobs of cheese; how can you go wrong. I’ve shown you how to make the traditional French Onion Soup before. This version uses the exact same ingredients, but I use a different presentation to put a modern/deconstructed spin on the classic. While both version taste great, I may use this one if I’m cooking to impress, and want to make a more elegant version. Hope you enjoy it!
Ingredients (for 4)
- French onion soup
- 1 large onion sliced
- 8 thinly sliced croutons
- ½ cup of grated gruyere cheese
Modern French Onion Soup
- Slice the onion and sauté it over medium high heat until the onion are fully caramelized and dark brown in color
- Assuming you’ve already made your French Onion Soup, heat it in a sauce pan
- Toast the croutons in the oven at about 250 degrees until firm and crispy
- Drain out the onions, so that you are left with just the onion broth; and pour the onion broth into a regular soup bowl
- Lay two of the croutons down in the bowl. Top them with the newly caramelized onions, and the gruyere cheese
- Place in the oven under the broiler for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and just slightly brown
- Pull out of the oven and serve
Hope you enjoy this one. In addition to being a pretty cool presentation, you’re also cutting down on the cheese and bread a bit…so it’s probably healthy for you, but mostly I think it just looks cool.