Thursday, December 28, 2006

Mimi's French Onion Soup

This evening Dad showed me how to make his Mom’s (my Mimi’s) French onion soup. It is so yum, I had to share the recipe with you. Mimi’s French Onion Soup
6-8 cans of beef broth
6-8 large Spanish onions
5 egg yolks
½ cup good, dry port wine
½ cup Parmesan cheese
French bread
Swiss cheese

1. Sauté onions in butter until golden brown.
2. Add onions to simmering broth.
3. In a bowl mix egg yolks, Parmesan cheese and wine until like paste.
4. Stir paste into broth gradually. (This is where things can go terribly wrong. Make sure the broth is not too hot otherwise the eggs will scramble and float and that’s not what you want—yuck!)
5. Let simmer covered for 30 minutes to an hour.
6. Toast French bread slices.
7. Place soup in bowl and top with toasted bread and cheese and broil until cheese melts.

Serve with French wine and good company.


Nicole said...

Coleen this soup looks wonderful! My mom used to make french onion soup when I was young and I thought that it was torture (I HATED onions when I was a kid). But now that I'm all grown up, I think maybe I'll try making it myself sometime because I'm totally drooling over this photo!

Ro said...

Looks just like the French Onion Soup they used to serve at The Grog....

Anonymous said...

Some hot babe must have sent you those crocks so that you might some day take a "Gourmet" worthy photo!!