Soupe a l’Oignon Gratinee

by Michelle on August 18, 2008

Okay…I admit it, I’m being very bad about blogging this month. But I’ve a great excuse as I’ve been working on finishing up our home. The construction is at a trickle now, but that means that we can finally move into the house, which is no small task being everything has been in storage for over 2 years! Putting all our books into our new bookshelves, cleaning each book and then organizing them, has taken me more then a week and I’m still not done! This week I’m cleaning out the garage and painting the garage floor…whew what a mess!

I honestly did make my Whisk Wednesdays recipe a week ago Sunday, so I was well prepared with my soup, but just could not find the time to type up my post. I know, I’ve been bad…very bad!

Soupe a l’Oignon Gratinee
Recipe adapted from Le Cordon Bleu at Home

3 TBL unsalted butter
1 1/4 lbs onion, sliced thin
3 TBL flour
1 c. dry white wine
6 c. water
1 Bouquet Garni
Salt and freshly ground pepper
12 slices slender French baguette or 6 slices French-style bread
3 oz Gruyere cheese, grated about 3/4 c.

Saute the onions, add flour. the water and wine. Add the Bouquet Garni (I used fresh parsley, basil and tarragon from my garden) and simmer for a few minutes. Pour the soup into individual oven proof soup bowls and add the crouton and top with grated cheese. Broil until cheese is melted.

Next week , actually 2 days from now: Potage Ambassadeur (Split Pea Soup with Bacon, Sorrel, and Lettuce) page 462

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  • kat August 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Congrats on getting a finished house. That soup looks so good & is probably my husband’s favorite

  • Shari August 18, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    You sound so busy! Looks like your soup was DELICIOUS!

  • giz August 19, 2008 at 1:01 am

    I so feel you pain about the process of moving but when focused on the actual being there the excitement starts to mount and sometimes you can forget about the chore of it all – for even 1/2 hour. There’s nothing to soothe more than a hot bowl of French Onion Soup….love it.

  • recipes2share August 19, 2008 at 6:05 am

    I love home-made French Onion soup: all those caramelized onions and gooey cheese, delicious! Good luck with the move…

  • Lisa August 19, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Bad? I don’t know. Isn’t that the great thing about blogging? The flexibility and the fact that you are in charge! In any case, your soup looks great and the recipe was definitely worth waiting for.

  • Natashya KitchenPuppies August 20, 2008 at 12:38 am

    woo hoo! house warming party!your soup looks fab, i love the bowl, it looks like stone. congrats on just about completing the reno.

  • Robin Sue August 20, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    I love this kind of soup. A great meal on a cold day!

  • Teanna August 21, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    GORGEOUS photo! That looks delicious! Congrats on the move!

  • Half Baked August 24, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Great looking soup!

  • Kayte September 19, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Oh, French Onion Soup is my favorite thing in this whole world and I so want to dip into yours right now…it looks absolutely over the top with all that melty goodness on top! Can you make it again and invite me over? Please?

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