January 29, 2007

FRENCH ONION SOUP




French Onion Soup is my contribution to Kalyn's "Weekend Herb Blogging" I am cooking with Scallions or Spring/Green Onions this week.This week's host is Ulrike at 'K├╝chenlatein' Thank you for hosting Ulrike!:)





Spring/Green Onions or Scallions:


Scallions are also sometimes known as green onions in the United States.They tend to be milder tasting than other onions and are typically used raw in salads in western cookery. Diced scallions are often used in soup, noodle, seafood, and sauce in eastern dishes.(WIKI)More info here.


French Onion Soup with Scallions: Serves 4(1 cup)servings


Here is how I make an easy French Onion Soup.You can use Gruyere or any cheese on the French bread.Toast it just until you get a little color on top and place on the soup.If you like thicker soup,add 2tsp plain flour on the onion rings and saute before adding the stock.You can add some wine too in addition to the stock.

You Need:
1 tbsp butter,1 Bay leaf,2 medium onions cut into rings,1/2 cup Spring Onions chopped,2 Garlic minced,4 cups low-sodium Beef stock (or chicken stock or veg stock or water),1 tsp dry Thyme or 1 tbsp fresh Thyme,salt and pepper.4 thick slices French Bread,8 tbsp cheese of your liking,2 tbsp Parmesan,fresh Thyme and some Spring Onion for garnish.

How To:



Melt butter,add Bay leaf,onion rings and saute until they get reddish on the edges.Put in chopped Spring Onion and minced Garlic,stir for 2 mins.Pour in stock of your choice(Beef stock is used for this soup usually),salt(stock already has salt,go easy!),pepper and boil for 10 mins.Discard the Bay leaf.




Meanwhile,preheat broiler.Sprinkle 2 tbsp Cheese on 4 thick sliced French bread,1 tbsp Parmesan cheese on each and broil just until they get little color,take them out and cool on the cooling rack.Sprinkle some Spring Onion on top.

To Serve:
Serve the hot soup in a bowl,float one slice of French bread on top and serve immediately.




That's about it. Have a great meal!:))

26 comments:

Creativecook said...

Asha,

What a great idea, to split up the blogs! The Onion soup looks good too.

Rinku

Ulrike said...

I like scallions, we call it also spring onions. A great dish and thanks for participating. Perhaps you can change the link, because Kalyn and I switched the weeks and this week me Ulrike at K├╝chenlatein is hosting this week the WHB.

Asha said...

Hi Rinku! Isn't that great to create a little blog just for the event entries?!:)) I love it.Hope you try this soup,it tastes great and easy too!Thanks.

Asha said...

OOPS!!:)) I checked Kalyn's blog last week but didn't check it today before sending this.I will change the link and thank you for letting me know and for the comment Ulrike!

Sumitha said...

I love spring onions so must try the soup.Asha you have a wonderful food blog...you put in so much of your time and efforts it clearly shows!I have been trying to comment on your blog,but it takes a long time for the comment section to show,maybe bz its pop up and once I write a comment it never gets published.Dont know why!
I hope this one in your new blog atleast shows:)

Asha said...

Hi Sumitha,thanks girl.
Sorry about the blogger trouble,don't know what's happening to it.I have 4 comments 'stuck' in my dashboard but cannot publish them!I have let Google know but you know how it is!May be if I take out the pop up window,might help.I will try!:))

Ultimate Foodie said...

Hi Asha...I love french onion soup but I hav never tried it at home..thanks for the recipe dear... Is it ok if we use red onion?

Deepak Gopi said...

I have eaten Thoran (things that we eat while we eat rice) made of spring onions
:):)

Asha said...

Hi UF! Yes,any sweet tasting onions will do.Some oinions are bitter,wash them before you fry.Videlia goes very well too.Let me know how it went for you!:))

Hi Deepak,I bet you did!Kerala food is great.I would love to get some recipes from your mom!:))

Linda said...

this looks wonderfully light and flavorful. i LOVE the toast on the top! what a fantastic idea. love the photo too!

Asha said...

Thanks Linda.You are right,it was very light,flavor just from stock and few spices.Feels great to have that for quick lunch too!:)

Plate Idli Tutorial is coming in FH tomorrow,I really hope you get to see that!

Sushma said...

Asha !! You are amazing. How do you get so much time to cook so many delicious recipes and then to blog about them also...Kuddos to you
-Sushma

Asha said...

Hi Sushma,thanks.
I am a stay-at-home mom and cooking everyday is one of my jobs for the family anyway.So it's not such a big deal but yes,to type all these to post here and at FH takes few hrs a day since I am a Index finger typer!:D Enjoy!

Seema said...

Asha,
Oh boy!!! Lovely picture. So so very appetizing. Nice recipe as well. I am a soup lover Asha and I am sure gonna try this out. Have bookmarked this.

USHA said...

Hi Ashaji,

Oh my god, atlast i was allowed now after 20minutes trying.Yes!i was trying through various way to reach you,,,,i felt like someone restricting entering my favourite place...

Mouth watering French onion soup with cheese on bread toast,its so tempting....

Asha said...

HI Seema,thanks.If you are a soup lover,this is perfect for you.Very light and filling too with Toast on top.Enjy!:))

Hi Usha,i think it's the browser!Mozilla,Netscape is compatible.I am glad you could get in.Try to refresh the screen,sometimes it works for me too in other blogs.
Thank you,hope you try and enjoy!:))

Kajal said...

Hi Asha,
What a wonderful recipe? I can't imagine it. I like it very much I will try it later.Buy.:)

Pooja said...

hey Asha,
you are killing me wiht this dish. what a lovely idea to make soup of Spring onions...How you come to think of such nice dishes.. that too served with toast.... I just fall in love with the pictures...
gonna try this soon.
thanks for sharing.
-Pooja

Coffee said...

That looks lovely!!!! The bread swimming in the soup looks perfect!!!!

I somehow miss coming to this blog... will add to my blogroll!!! :) And the link on your other blog does not work!!! Blogger !!!1 GGRRRR....!!!!

Just a suggestion. Would it help if you reduce the number of posts on FH??? The page takes quite long to open !!!!! Just a thought :) But you are the blog owner so it should be your decision. :)

Asha said...

Hi Kajal,glad you liked it.It's very light,hope you try and hold the salt if you use stock!:))

Pooja,this onion soup is a very traditional dish in France,nothing new.But I added green onions as well.That't my twist!:)
Enjoy and I am sending you a dish today and also it's wednesday!;D

Linda said...

Hi Asha -- I love the onion soup too -- I almost did a double take when I saw another "Linda" commenting here! Thought I had already left one and forgot! That's not me though ;)

Also got to see your idlis at work and left you a comment there. Very odd since I still can't get FH from my plain IE here (without AOL). oh well -- it'll straighten out!

Asha said...

Oh dear!! That's not you!!!!:D
You know ,I knew only one Linda,that's you so I assumed it's you!Btw,I have a comment from Linda in FH too,I thought it was you and replied it.I have to go check now.This is fun with Lindas and I just two Deepa's and got confused too!:))
IE is working for many.Thanks for trying Linda!Glad you could at least look at the Idlis.I think it is your comment there,got to double check!

Kalyn said...

I love French Onion Soup. I never thought of putting green onion in it, but it sounds great!

Asha said...

Hi Kalyn.I get very creative sometimes!HeHe!!
Works well,it's also a type of onion anyway but just got make sure green onions are fresh.Enjoy!:))

Anonymous said...

So I made this recipe tonight, but I had SO many scallions that I *only* used scallions and no actual onions at all. It still worked, and tasted wonderful, if a little milder because of the milder scallion taste. This is good for me as I'm not fond of really strong onion tastes. Thank you for sharing!

Asha said...

You are welcome Anon. Every recipe is adjustable and adaptable to our own taste, so glad you tried this soup and liked it. Thanks for the feedback! :))