Monday, February 16, 2009

Onion Soup

This recipe was surprisingly tasty considering it's simplicity. It will definitely be repeated at our dinner table!

Onion Soup with Fontina and Thyme

Recipe courtesy Giada Di Laurentiis and Food Network

  • 3 T Olive Oil
  • 2 large Vidalia onions, sliced
  • 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1/2 t ground black pepper
  • 1 t fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 4 slices ciabatta bread, cubed
  • 4 oz sliced fontina cheese
  • 4 oven-proof ramekins


In a medium, heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender, about 10 minutes. Add the thyme and broth. Simmer, uncovered, until the onions are soft, about 15 minutes.
Divide the soup between the 4 ovenproof ramekins. Divide the cubed bread among the ramekins. Top each with slices of fontina cheese. Place under the broiler, until the cheese is golden and bubbly, about 4 minutes. Serve immediately.
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