mmmm....coming home after a long day and walking into a house that smells like a chef has been hanging out in my kitchen cooking French onion soup all day is so comforting! of course it would only be in my dreams that I actually had a chef, so how, you ask, did my kitchen smell so yummy?
got to love the crock pot! this morning I threw all of the ingredients in the pot, left it on low all day and bing, bang, boom! instant deliciousness. it's so easy...so go do it!
French Onion Soup recipe (from Make it Fast, Cook it Slow)
yields: 2 large mugs full
3 tablespoons butter
2 yellow onions, sliced into rings
30-32 ounces organic beef broth (you can try veg broth, but it won't give it the same flavor)
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup dry sherry
1 baguette, 4 -6 sliced and toasted
2-4 slices of Gruyere cheese (or other Swiss)
heat your slow cooker to high and plop your butter in to start melting. add the onion rings. use a wooden spoon to break up the onions and run them in the melted butter. add the broth, sugar, salt, and sherry. stir. cook on low for 8-10 hours (or on high for 4-6). onions should be translucent and soft. pour soup into 2 mugs. add your toasted baguette (as many pieces as you want) and 1-2 slices of your Gruyere over the top. broil in the oven until nice and brown on top (see above pic). pull out with mitts because it will be hot!
do not forget to serve with a beautiful glass of red wine......this soup is crying out for a complimentary beverage, so don't deny it! especially after a long day hard at work in that crock pot....you and the soup deserve it!
I mean...how easy is this?
enjoy and xoxo,