Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Just like the French

It's flu season. Yuck, gross, ick, blah. It seems as though everybody these days has got an arse or an elbow wrong with them, including me. When I'm sniffling, snuffling, and coughing my mama's French Onion Soup always makes me feel better. Growing up I was never much a fan of soup but French Onion Soup was always a treat.  Perhaps it had something to do with the gooey melted cheese on top....

My Mama's French Onion Soup Recipe 

Cut a small amount of steak or stewing meat into really small pieces. 
In a small amount of oil fry the meat with some worcestershire sauce (~1 Tbsp) and pepper. 
Add 1/2 cup water. 
Add 4 or 5 onions chopped into thin slices. Let cook for about 10 minutes. 
Add enough water to cover the onions. Bring to a boil. 
Add some more worcestershire sauce (about 3 Tbsp)
If you have a small tin of onion soup on hand throw it in (optional). 
Add salt and pepper to taste. 
Add some gravy browning to colour. 
Let simmer. 

Pour into serving bowl. 
Top with homemade croutons and grated mozzarella cheese.
Broil for about 1 minute or until cheese is melted. 
Serve, enjoy, and feel better. 

Wishing you a sniffle-free week, 


  1. now don't go burning your chin or nothin'

  2. You left out the most important ingredient ....a BIG pinch of love xoxo!

  3. Ohhh! Ill have to try it out! :)