Mike had a toothache for a few days and needed something soft and tasty to eat. I rummaged around and decided to give French Onion Soup a try. It’s one of his favorites, so I figured a little comfort food would be just the ticket.
Linda’s note: after using the beef stock recommended for this recipe, I discovered it had a sweet taste. Sure enough, when I read the ingredients, I noticed honey was listed near the end. Why anyone would put sweetener in beef stock is beyond me. Pay attention to the ingredients if you are not using home made stock. You might be in for a little surprise.
- Garlic, dried chunks, don’t bother to grind them for this soup
- Fresh ground pepper
Linda’s Note: After doing all my photos and getting everything set up, I decided to use tarragon as an Add Fresh ingredient. The reason is that the other ingredients will keep for years, but herbs will only hold their flavor for about one year.
When you are ready to serve the soup, float a thick slice of crusty bread on it. Top it with a good cheese such as mozzarella, gruyere, Muenster, or whatever you like. Then broil it a few minutes until the cheese is bubbly.
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