French Onion gets ultimate thumbs-up
A vacation cruise is a good place to glean recipe ideas, especially when one’s stomach is rolling with the ship.
Soup is an all-time panacea, whether it’s summer or winter, sick or feeling great, hot or cold. Soup is also great slow-cooker fare, in addition to being a popular choice for cruise-ship passengers.
One of the easiest to make is French Onion and over the years, I’ve had different favorite recipes. Perhaps one of the easiest, however, is one that uses canned soup, “doctored up” as we used to say.
The canned soup only serves as the foundation and a way to jump-start the final product. Add broth and other ingredients and you have the makings of a really good French Onion Soup.
Using seasoned croutons means you can skip the step of toasting chunks of French bread while also bringing in extra flavor.
The cheese and croutons are not added until the very end. The final product got a thumbs-up from one of the biggest French Onion soup critics of them all, my daughter.