There is so much joy in a delicious bowl of French onion soup. So few ingredients come together to create a deep, flavourful dish that is comforting to your tummy and soothing for your soul. I came across this recipe and was immediately inspired. I used a combination of white and red onions and added a little garlic. Is there anything in the world that smells as good as the aroma of onions and garlic cooking?! I think not.
It goes without question that chopping onions is a bitch! I once heard that chewing a piece of gum while chopping onions prevented you from crying. Since I had three onions to slice up I reached for my gum and picked up my knife. Lies! After chopping half an onion, the flood gates opened to the point that I couldn’t even see and had to leave the kitchen! But the result was worth it!
The best part, a slice of whole-grain ciabatta bread topped with Gruyere cheese browned under the broil. Dunk the bread into the soup and enjoy with a glass of red! Bon appétit!
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