Fall is here and what could be more suited to a chilly day than the warm, rich, comforting flavors of French onion soup? And if you want all that flavor without the soup, we have recipes for a French onion sandwich, baked potato and even a cheeseball for you!
First up, Rachael’s French Onion soup is everything you want from the classic dish and then some. The “then some” comes in the form of roasted garlic paste smeared on the crouton. We’re dying for a taste over here!
This is what happens when a ham and cheese sandwich meets a fried egg and a bowl of French Onion soup. This uber-comfort meal is perfect for a cold, rainy night in or a holiday brunch. First, top some peasant-style bread arranged on a baking sheet with cooked caramelized onions, sliced imported ham, béchamel sauce and gruyere cheese. Bake in the oven until brown and bubbly. Then, top with an over-easy egg. Perfection!
Let’s face it – as Rachael says, when you order French Onion soup, all you really want is the croutons and cheese on top. So we’re giving you French onion soup without the soup! Rachael’s French Onion baked stuffed potatoes blend sweet caramelized onions and toasty gruyere cheese with pillowy potato filling to create the perfect sweet-savory potato.
Ming Tsai elevates his take on French Onion soup by using red onions, shallots and leeks as the base of the soup. He also gives it a slight Asian taste with ginger, shiitake mushrooms and ginger. He also puts his cheese and toasted baguette in the bottom of the bowl, and tops with fried shiitake chips for added flavor. Delish!
Tip: Use the leftover top of the potato boat as a little “stand” for your potato.
Imagine if you mixed French Onion dip and cheese? Yup, that’s the deliciousness we’ve got going on here.
And why not top a steak with the flavors of French Onion Soup? Bonus – this hearty meal only takes 30 minutes to make, so why not live it up a little on a weeknight?
What’s your favorite way to prepare French onion soup? Share below, and also watch Ming Tsai prepare his soup for culinary legend Jacques Pepin!