Tuesday, April 26, 2011

French Onion Soup - Table For Two

Glacier Valley CSA has been particularly wonderful the last few weeks; as spring gears up and leaps into summer, I can't wait for more and more locally grown foods!

We've had a plethora of spectacularly gorgeous onions lately.I wasn't sure what to do with them, until thumbing through Warren Caterson's Table For Two Cookbook, when I chanced upon an fabulous recipe for French Onion Soup... for two! I was very very excited about the possibilities for not needing a gazillion onions and making one of my  most favorite soups!

And how delicious it was!

I encourage you all to try Warren's recipe. Just be sure to give yourselves plenty of time; the recipe takes about 2 hours from start to finish.... well worth it, but not something to make if you're planning to eat within half an hour of cooking!

Super thinly sliced onions!
Getting ready to saute.

Whew - achieved translucence!
Settling in for the caramelization!
I've learned that I have a very short attention span. This means that if I'm cooking something that requires consistent supervision (30 minutes of stirring), it's better to settle down in the kitchen with a glass of wine and magazine, and pulling up a bar chair.

I do have this fantastic kitchen mat, filled with lovely wine imagery to help with long periods of kitchen standing, but sitting with a glass of wine is always preferable!



Adding the wine to deglaze.
Evaporating wine.

Adding the broth and spices.

Beautiful soup.
Almost ready to eat!
making toast!
Lovely toast!
In the mugs!
Comte Cheese for the croutons.
Ready to eat!
I love love love love love French Onion Soup! This was so filling and well worth the time. We devoured the soup and were stuffed. This is a perfect meal for two!

It is with great pleasure that I share this soup project with you, and that I announce that tomorrow afternoon I'll be opening a giveaway of Warren's cookbook! He has graciously agreed to sponsor a giveaway to a U.S. resident. Please be sure to check back tomorrow for the giveaway!

I'll be linking this post up to Sooper Sunday at Kahakai Kitchen, hosted by the lovely Deb.
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