A while ago one of my coworkers told me about onion soup au gratin, or “sopas de cebolla gratinadas”. I still remember her telling me and describing them to me. Of course like everything good in life, I had to wait a while before she cooked then for me. Then I fell madly and completely in love with the onion soup au gratin.
I have had a few rough days, so I wanted to eat, but I didn’t have time and wasn’t in the best of moods to cook. Ever tried to or cooked with an upset stomach? That was my case. I was hungry then ONION SOUP came to mind.
I’ll tell you something, the last ones I made, they were a disaster, oh my, royally, totally ruined. For starters, I used a worcestershire sauce, like I always do, and somehow it was way to spicy for me to eat. To fix the spice situation I added more water and added milk but with no avail I couldn’t eat them. But it doesn’t end there. While doing the dishes I notice the milk had gone bad, yes the very same milk I added to the soup, that didn’t look bad when added.
I was waiting for a mayor gastrointestinal disaster. Thank God nothing happened. So anyhow I wanted something “light” and easy to cook, so onion soup I cooked, and onion soup I ate.
Here is the recipe…
1 1/2 cup of chopped onion (you can use white, yellow or purple, or better yet the three of them)
2 cups of beef broth
2 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons thyme
Cheese, yes, gouda, swiss, mozzarella, any kind of cheese, sliced or shredded
A loaf of bread
In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter
Add the flour and cook for a while (a bit like a roux)
Add the thyme
Add the beef broth and cook for about 10 minutes.
Put the bread slices in the bottom of a soup bowl
And Et voila, serve and eat.
Now this is the picture from the soup I mentioned before. As you notice they don’t look like the ones before, those pictures were from the day my good friend visited me, and from the next few times I made them. I still have her soup bowls, by the way. The ones below, well, like I mentioned, didn’t have the time so I skipped the oven part and ate them, you notice the bread floating, in the middle. I served then on an ordinary plate, but I can assure you they were good although not as good as when put then in the oven for the au gratin effect. Enjoy!!!