This weekend I decided I wanted to find recipe to re-boot my ‘Recipe of the Month’ idea. With the short, cold days we’re experiencing in Minneapolis, I thought soup would be perfect. After doing some browsing, I found this onion soup recipe and traced it back to one of my favorite blogs, ‘Smitten Kitchen’. I’ve made a few things from the blog before, so I knew it would I could trust it. I made a couple of tweaks to the recipe including; substituting the Blue Cheese for Gruyere and using a mix of fresh parsley, chives and dried basil. You can find the recipe right HERE.
It’s a bit of a time consuming process to cook both the rice and the onions, but the smell in the house was worth it. It also gave me a chance to master my old nemesis, the mandolin. I used it to get nice even slices of onion and it went much faster than trying to slice them all by hand. The soup itself was mild and pretty filling. The recipe called out 4 servings but we could have easily done 6. I have to say my favorite part was the pieces of baguette and cheese on the top. After a few minutes of it soaking up the broth, it was the perfect blend of mild and sharp flavors. I could have eaten a full baguette myself if I had enough soup to soak it in.
I hope this gives you something to make the next time a Polar Vortex comes rolling through. It seems to be once a week now around here. Check out the rest of the recipes on ‘Smitten Kitchen’ as well, including an all time favorite; ‘Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake‘. Follow the link for that, just do it.