Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

After our festival of eating terribly we went the soup & salad route for supper. On the menu:
an interpretation of Giada's Onion Soup with Fontina & Thyme and a spinach salad.

How I made it at home:

2 Large Vidalia Onions
2 T Olive Oil
1 T Butter
1/2 t Kosher Salt
1/2 t Fresh Ground Pepper
1/4 t White Pepper
1 t Italian Seasoning Mix
4 C Beef Broth (I go with low sodium)
4 Slices Cibatta Bread, Cubed & Toasted (think croutons)
4 Oz Fontina Cheese (or more if you heart cheese like I do)

1. Place olive oil & butter in saucepan. Heat on medium until butter is melted. Add sliced onions, salt, and pepper until onions are caramelized and golden brown. (This takes a while, about 30 - 45 min.)

2. Add broth and other spices. Simmer until heated through.

3. Place soup into ramekins. Cover with bread cubes and fontina slices. Place in oven under broiler until cheese is melted and slightly browned. (stay right with it as the broiler works fast!)

Result: deliciousness.

ETA: I left out the # of onions ... whoops. Also: I deglazed the bottom of the pan before i added the broth with about 2 T of red wine.


Samma said...

Yum- soup and salad is my favorite meal in chilly weather.

Red and White Preppy said...

Reading this post didn't help the fact that I am starving right now!

Dollface said...

I never knew how to make french onion soup!!! thank you so much for this, xxxooo

QueenBeeSwain said...

this time of the year is just the best- so many hearty, earthy things to cook and eat!


KtP said...

Um can I come over to your house for dinner?! Being that my dinner last night consisted of pepper jack cheese and a skinny dip. Incredibly heathy I know ...

Bella said...

mmm that sounds good! how many onions though?

Kim said...

YUM!! Perfect for a chilly fall day - I will definitely be trying this recipe soon! I love all of Giada's recipes, they are always so tasty!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

I have seen this recipe of hers before, oh I am going to have to try this!

Joyce said...

I like this one!