Last week I told you that I’ve been wanting to make French Onion Soup But then I got sidetracked and made French Bread first. (Find the Homemade French bread and Garlic Bread in my Philips XL Airfryer post here.) Well today I’m going to tell you how I made the French Onion Soup.
I did make this with my Instant Pot . It could easily be made on the stove too.
I started with TWO packages of dry onion soup mix. I put them in the Instant Pot along with 8 cups of water and 3 large diced onions. I was feeding a lot of people and wanted left overs. You might want to half this recipe. I also added 4 tablespoons of the beef soup base. Beef bullion would work as well.
I used the manual setting and put the timer at 4 minutes.
This is what I ended up with.
While that was cooking I cut up the homemade French bread that I had made, buttered it and put it in the Philips XL Airfryer. I set it on 330 for five minutes just to toast it.
From there I ladled the soup into bowls, put a piece of toasted French Bread on the top and cover that with shredded Swiss cheese.
Next I put it in the oven on broil for a few minutes to melt the cheese and to make it golden…watch it carefully as it only takes a couple minutes.
By the way..I discover a new dipping sauce that I love for fries. I mix a bit of horseradish with Thousand Island dressing….try it. I also use that on my Reuben Sandwiches too!
I love how the soup is warm and toasty. As a warning the soup stays hot longer as the bread and cheese cover it and hold the heat in.
Remember I made an extra big batch? Well when nap time came along later in the week, I was lucky enough to get everyone to sleep at the same time. I enjoyed another bowl by warming the soup in the microwave and adding the toppings. Within a few minutes I had something yummy and comforting to eat. It only took about 8 minutes to prep the soup from leftovers…PERFECT.
It was enough time that I could enjoy my soup and check out a quilt book while I ate.
I am very happy with this and this method although only an experiment in the beginning will be my new “go to” when I want French Onion Soup.