Since a few of you liked my last Veggie Tasty post about sourcing recipes, I thought I'd share what I've been cooking every now and then!
Yesterday I decided to try making French onion soup, which I regretted almost immediately. Have you ever cut up three large onions?! 'Pain' and 'Crying' are two words which should never be associated with food!
It took forever and tasted a bit bland - the garlic croutons definitely saved it! I'd recommend using a slightly rich but smooth cheese with this - something like Gruyére, which melts beautifully. I used oak smoked cheddar, which lost its lovely smokey flavour when melted - I was rather disappointed!
I think next time I'll load the actual soup with garlic instead of the croutons, use a stronger vegetable stock, Gruyére instead of cheddar, onion salt instead of ordinary salt and fling in some leeks for good measure.
The recipe I used was a bit of a fail, so here's Delia to tell you how to do it right - Delia Online 'French Onion Soup' (just substitute the beef stock with vegetable stock).
Whats your favourite vegetable based soup?
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