How to make it

  • croutons...take four slices of stale french bread/ coat both sides with melted garlic butter and srinkle with whatever herbs you use in soup.
  • bake in 350 oven til crisp and a bit browned..flip to get both sides crisp. after you take them out of the oven, sprinkle tops with a good grated cheese like asiago and set aside.
  • In the bottom of a two qt pot
  • saute garlic and sliced onions in butter with the bay leaf over medium low heat till soft and liquid is carmelized add small amounts of stock if things start looking closely so the onions don't scorch.
  • When you're thinking it needs about another 5 minutes or so, pull out the whole garlic pieces (and eat them)
  • throw in your fresh herbs and boullion if you're using it
  • stir these around with the onions til you can smell the herbs releasing their aromas and the carmelizing is looking good
  • deglaze the pot with the veggie stock.
  • reduce the heat and hold it just below a simmer for about 20 minutes or so to let things marry. test for saalt pepper and adjust to your liking
  • add some of the onion to each crock..removing any whole herbs as they come up.
  • Fill each crock with broth to about 1/2 inch from top. Add crouton and top with cheese..cheese shouldn't sink into broth..add more broth if needed to prevent this.
  • I hope I didn't forget anything.
  • Put in hot 425F oven (or under broiler) long enough to melt the cheese.

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  • twilightrose 12 years ago
    This sounds awesome! Thank you for posting a vegetarian recipe for French Onion Soup, there are SO many recipes out there with beef. And I was wondering how you would get all the rich flavor, what spices to use. I can not wait to try this on a cool night. I'm glad I'll be able to make some glutenfree croutons with some old bread. I'll let you know how it comes out. THANKS
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  • watson2167 14 years ago
    I have to say..."This onion soup looks YUMMY....
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  • gigilovescats2 15 years ago
    Wow this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing!
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  • gwencampbell 15 years ago
    I really like French onion soup. Looking forward to trying this
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  • kristopher 15 years ago
    Wow. This is what the site is all about. Right here. Simply PERFECT!
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  • leroux 15 years ago
    This looks delicious! I think I'll use beef broth and beef bouillon instead of veggie.Maybe a splash of wine. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!
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