Super (Bread Soup) Bowl Sunday

I couldn’t help myself. It’s super bowl weekend so I came up with a witty and fitting title for this blog post! Aren’t I smart? 🙂 I haven’t done a blow by blow (or is it play by play for superbowl?) take of making a single dish in a while so I thought why not use this weeks blue apron french onion soup in a sourdough bread bowl to get back into the swing of things. You can get the recipe from blue apron right here. If you’re having a quiet super bowl night in why not make this delicious soup?

Let us begin! Not too many ingredients for this. Sourdough boules not pictured below.

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Let the caramelization begin…

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More and more caramelization…

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Time to add in vegetable demi-glace, parmesan cheese, a pinch of gruyere, water, salt, pepper and parsley.

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Get your bread bowls ready for round 1 and round 2 of the oven

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Voila! French onion soup in a sourdough bread bowl.

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The soup was rich and tasty and the onions were nice and sweet as expected. The salad that went with the dish was simple with a tangy vinaigrette to offset the sweetness of the soup.

Couple of quick additions to the recipe instructions:

  1. Use a large pot to caramelize your onions. Two large onions makes a lot of onion slices even if they do reduce down significantly after caramelization.
  2. Don’t worry if your onions take longer to cook than what the instructions say. I had to give it an extra 20 minutes to get them to the right sweet caramelized level.
  3. This recipe has a lot of gruyere cheese in it. Use as much or as little as you like.
  4. It might make sense to add a little more water. Maybe 3-3.5 cups instead of 2.5 cups described? The soup was tasty but the onion to liquid ratio seemed a little off.

Have a great Sunday night folks and Go Seahawks!!

Oh and Bon-Apetit!

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