Cheaters Sometimes Prosper

The fine print on some menus advise the customer that he/she will have to wait at least 15 minutes if they choose to order the French Onion Soup. This is because it takes time to saute the onions and to broil the toast and cheese on top of the soup bowl. It can be worth the wait.

Those 15 minutes aren’t anything compared to the wait you would have if you were to make French Onion Soup from scratch at home. Making broth from ribs, before starting the rest of the process adds hours.

I didn’t have hours this afternoon, so I cheated.

Quicker Onion Soup

1 large red onion
1 clove garlic, minced
3 T unsalted butter
1 T Worchestershire sauce
1 package beef rib boullion
1/4 c apple wine
3 3/4 c water
2 pieces of toast
mozzarella cheese

Thinly slice the red onion. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan. Saute the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add the Worchestershire sauce, boullion powder and the wine to the pan. Continue to cook the onion-garlic mix until very tender (another 5-10 minutes). Add the water and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat. Allow the soup to simmer another 5 minutes. Meanwhile, toast the bread. Then, lay slices of cheese on the toast. Place the bread under the broiler and let it cook until the cheese is bubbly and toasted. Divide the soup between two bowls. Serve with a piece of the toast and cheese or cut the toast into cubes and serve them in the soup, as croutons.

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Categories: Food and drink, Soup, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Cheaters Sometimes Prosper

  1. PAT

    Looks goog,
    how was it?

  2. Katrina

    Yummy. Joel says to make it more often.

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