French onion soup is another one of Jay’s specialties… however, when he gets the urge to make it there’s no old family recipe he pulls out of a dusty recipe box. Nope, he heads straight to Google and finds one that looks good to him at the time. I think most of them are pretty similar, with lots of onions, beef broth, and (yum!) wine. Don’t forget the fresh baguette and freshly grated gruyere cheese.
Sadly, I don’t have a recipe to share (at this time). When Jay made this I left him alone in the kitchen and I didn’t want to pester him for a recipe! However, my suggestion to you is to do a Google search and find a recipe that sounds good to you. Other than slicing a tonne of onions and hating the feeling of burning, watering eyes for a while, it’s really quite easy. Make sure you give the onions good time to caramelize, about 45 minutes to an hour. Then, once you add the broth, give it at least another hour to simmer. Any recipe that tries to quicken the process isn’t going to be very good. It’s easy, but it takes time!
I bought these awesome onion soup bowls for Jay for Christmas last year. They get pulled out a few times a year, but perhaps with my new Vitamix they’ll get more use as ‘soup bowls’ (french onion or not, does it really matter?).
So, perhaps this post is not so much about inspiring you to make an amazing recipe, as it is about giving Jay kudos in the kitchen. And, I’m okay with that 😉