Saturday, December 25, 2010

French Onion Soup

This is perhaps the most famous of all onion soups. Non-alcoholic variation is tried to this western recipe replacing wine and brandy with curry powder to infuse spicy flavor. Yes it worked and was delicious.

Serves 2-3
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp vegetable oil
5 large onions, sliced
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp sherry vinegar
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 vegetable soup cube
2 tbsp curry powder
50g grated cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

For the roasted bread
2-3 slices of French bread
Garlic butter
50g cheese grated


Heat butter and oil in a large pan; add onions, salt, sugar and vinegar. Sauté stirring occasionally for 10 minutes till onion turns to golden color. Add all purpose flour, thyme and curry powder, stir for few more minutes.

Add soup cube and one bowl of water, bring to boil. When soup starts simmering, season with salt and grated cheese. Mix well and turn off heat.

To make the toast, spread garlic butter to bread, sprinkle cheese, toast in oven for 5 minutes.

Ladle soup into bowls serve with toasted bread.

Vidalia Onion on Foodista

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