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.

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