French Onion Soup (please ignore the tear stains on this post, sniff sniff)
1. Select your onions and chop or dice them. I prefer to buy individual onions versus taking my chances with the pre-bagged ones. The number you will need will depend on the size of the onions and how much soup you want to make. Today I had extra large onions and was only making enough soup for myself. I used 1 1/2 of the onions shown here. (Yes, I like a lot of onion in my soup!) I wanted to dice mine small so I use my handy dandy chopper.
2. Place onions in soup pan with 4 or 5 hefty dashes of seasoned salt, 6-8 drops of liquid mesquite smoke, and 2 Tablespoons olive oil (butter would make a much richer tasting soup but I'm saving my butter splurging for the holidays.)Saute over medium/low heat until onions are very soft.
Add 1 can of beef broth and simmer over low heat. WA-LA! French onion soup! This is a really great dish but if you want to "fancy it up," read on.
While soup is simmering, slice and toast some french bread (one thick slice per serving.) Float your crouton on top of the soup and....
Anybody want to share a soup recipe? Feel free to link it up!