I was very happy this week to see the French Fridays with Dorie recipe was cheese-topped onion soup (pp 56-57). Not only because I love a good French onion soup but because I know how good it is – I’ve made it before. In fact, I made it the very first week of FFWD when the recipe was gougères. I had made so many of them (even halving the recipe) that I needed a way to finish them off, so I made the onion soup and ended up popping in the gougères, covering them with cheese and melting the cheese. It was a delicious way to use up the leftover gougères 🙂
When I made the soup that time, though it was delicious, it just never got dark enough – I like my French onion soup a deep, rich brown colour. I caramelized the onions for a LONG time then but the fact that the recipe called for chicken stock meant it was a very pale version. This time around, I used beef and mushroom stock and it was a much richer taste and colour. Loved this. SO simple. Makes the house smell great. Tastes wonderful.
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Speaking of FRENCH, did you see my latest article for Food Network Canada – all about cooking classes in Paris!
And did you know I’m leading a FOODIE TOUR OF PARIS this coming July?