Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Onion Soup with Homemade Croutons

Tonight I made Onion Soup with Homemade Croutons! It was just like the French Onion Soup I have ordered in restaurants. I can't believe I am going to say this but... it was a little too rich for me. I never thought I would say that about anything in the Moosewood Cookbook! But this soup was intense.

I started by making croutons this afternoon. I sliced a baguette into cubes and cooked them in butter on the stove. The instructions say to cook them in garlic butter... so I sprinkled a little bit of granulated garlic in the pan. The flavor was subtle and tasty. Then I baked the croutons until they were crisp. The bigger slices were for homemade breadcrumbs; to be used in a Moosewood recipe this weekend.

The onions for the soup were cooked slowly for about 35 minutes. They were super soft and soupy after their sauna excursion in the kettle.

Finally, after adding some soy sauce and sherry wine (an improvisation... we didn't have any white wine open), I ladled the soup into ramekins, topped them with croutons and a slice of Swiss cheese, and broiled them in the oven. The soup sizzled when it was time to take them out! I really liked this soup, but could only eat about half of my bowl.


  1. this looks so so soooo delicious! i love onions and i love french onion soup! i usually can't eat it at restaurants because most places use beef broth.

    i want to make those homemade croutons soon too!

    what is this recipe book that you are talking about? can you buy it on amazon?

  2. Oh wow, I never knew about the beef broth. Thanks for sharing! I think this tastes just as good, if not better, than anything I've tried in a restaurant. :)

    The cookbook I am cooking from is "The New Moosewood Cookbook" by Mollie Katzen. It is completely vegetarian and was quite groundbreakng when it was first published in the 1970s.

  3. thanks for sharing! yeah, i looked up the moosewood cookbook and it said there are 12 books. i'm glad that i came back here and saw that it was the new moosewood cookbook! :)