Sunday, August 18, 2013

Gluten Free French Onion Soup

My relationship with french onion soup is a strange one.  You see, I hate onions. Hate them.  But french onion soup, with its gooey cheese and amazing broth is one of my all time favorite foods.  Of all the things I miss since going gluten free, being able to order a crock of the delightful soup at a restaurant is what I miss the most.  But fear not, my fellow anti-gluten-ers, this recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat.  You'll forget about those restaurant ones.

What you'll need:
3 large sweet onions-sliced thin
2 tbsp butter
1 qt. beef broth (Hannaford brand is gluten free)
3/4 c. chicken stock (Hannaford brand if gluten free)
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
1 bay leaf
salt to taste
1 tbsp red wine vinegar

Try out some other ways of making this by adding some gluten free beer to broth, or a little red wine.

What to do:

Saute the onions and butter on medium-high for 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.  Reduce heat to low and saute them for another 30-35 minutes until soft.  Add the beef broth, chicken stock, seasonings and vinegar.  Heat to a boil.  Reduce heat and cover, cooking for another 15 minutes.  Remove the bay leaf.

Once the soup is in the bowls, top it with your favorite gluten free bread and cheese.  I use Swiss and provolone, but you can use whatever you like. Asiago would a nice touch.  I usually do mine without the addition of bread, and its still wonderful.  Broil for a few minutes until the cheese is good and bubbly and enjoy!

This is even a hit with Atticus. One of his favorites!

*I suggest enjoying this with Against the Grain baguettes.  You would be hard pressed to find a yummier gluten free bread product. 

Against The Grain Gourmet

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