Prep Time  15minutes
Cook Time  60minutes
Total Time  75minutes

Modern French Onion Soup

Dave Beaulieu August 24th, 2011

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.

Modern French Onion Soup

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