French Onion Soup Italian Style is a great time saver when you’re in the mood for this hearty soup; it’s quick and delicious.
I love French Onion Soup and when I have the time and know I’ll have some folks to enjoy it with, I love making this recipe for what I think is just the best I’ve ever had.
But it’s a job and after it’s finished, it then has to meld in the fridge overnight before even considering the whole melting of the cheese under the broiler business. Don’t get me wrong, I love it but I’m lucky if I get it done once a year.
So I was really intrigued when I saw a post recently for braised onions made in the crockpot from a cookbook I already owned even; Gifts Cooks Love, from Diane Morgan and Sur la Table.
I thought it would be a great recipe to prepare onions for French Onion Soup. I could see how those onions could be a real boon to a quicker version for soup but would also allow me to make a smaller portion and that was of significant interest to me.
I actually had that entire bag of onions sliced and in my crockpot within minutes! I did add 1/2 cup of white wine and cooked them on low a bit longer as I had added the extra moisture…next time I’ll reduce the wine to half before adding it to the onions, but I loved the resulting flavor.
Not only were they fabulous but I’ve rediscovered my crockpot and have gone a bit crockpot crazy. In additional to the onions, I’ve made a hot and sweet pepper sauce that I served over a pork roast, Cincinnati Chili and Butternut Squash Soup.
My plan was to use half of the braised onions for soup and am so glad that I saw this post for French Onion Soup – Italian Style from my friend Domenica. While I really wanted to try Julia Childs recipe, I loved the ease of Domenica’s presentation; so this is very much an adapted version of several recipes! Some bread rounds and Parmesan? Perfect. And perfectly easy. Now that is my kind of soup!
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Butter Braised Onions from Gifts Cooks Love, Diane Morgan and Sur la Table The nutritional information is computer-generated and only an estimate.
For the Braised Onions
For the Soup
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Soup adapted from Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Childs
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1047Total Fat: 96gSaturated Fat: 59gTrans Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 245mgSodium: 1438mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 11g
Butter Braised Onions from Gifts Cooks Love, Diane Morgan and Sur la Table
The nutritional information is computer-generated and only an estimate.