Monday, September 19, 2011

Oh So Good French Onion Soup

With the first signs of autumn starting to appear here in the Bay Area, my thoughts automatically shift toward comfort food.  Aside from mashed potatoes and gravy (which is the best comfort food ever, in my humble opinion), soup is one of the most comforting foods there is.  Nothing compares to homemade soup, especially when it is as easy to make as this French Onion Soup recipe.  

Husband  and I have been making this for a few years now, and one of the things that keeps us coming back is the sheer simplicity of the recipe itself.  The list of ingredients is small, and easy to find at your local supermarket.  Plus, it is a Rachel Ray recipe (and love her or hate her, she can cook).

We use Gruyere cheese (the smell is strong, but the flavor is big).  However, we skip the bread float.  I like to bake some crescent rolls, and dip them in the soup itself.  I would  recommend using fresh thyme (as opposed to dried), because it creates a stronger, fresher flavor.  Also, we use beef broth instead of stock, which is just a flavor preference for us. 

Not sure this picture really does it justice, but I tried.

 I would love to hear from you if you make this.  Enjoy!


Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

Yum! That looks really good. I made French onion soup once 6 years was too much effort, but seeing your pictures, maybe I should head to the kitchen soon.

Adele said...

Wow! This looks great for those cold winter days xoxo

Carly said...

I have always loved this soup since childhood :)

Pratishtha Durga said...

This soup sounds divine! Period. I would love to try it, and would definitely let you know how it turns out.

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MM said...

You are killing me with these delicious looking pictures!!! You are very talented!!! Mmmmm..


Molliee said...

this is one of my favorite dishes but am always too intimidated to make it at home! great inspiration!

Vicky said...

Yummyyy... I think it looks great!! xx

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Elle Sees said...

This looks perfect for chilly days!

Kathy S said...

I love French Onion Soup. That looks amazing :)

BlueVanilla said...

YUMBUM! I love this kind of soup...I dont think ive ever tried making it! Put that on my list :)

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Sizzle and Zoom said...

This looks yummy and I will put it on my to do list when it cools down here. We had 90 today.

Rocker Chic said...

Omg this looks so yummy I want some now.

Rachel said...

I so need to try this! French onion is one of my favorites - soo good! In the past we've actually just opened a can of progresso and added the croutons and cheese - haha, semi-homemade?

Bravoe Runway said...

This looks impressive! I feel like I am looking at a restaurant menu!

yiqin; said...

looks yummy!!

Anonymous said...

yes, rachel can cook ~ and she's pretty entertaining too! YUM this looks so good!! perfect recipe for fall!!
xo ~ ks

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