Savory French Onion Soup
Soy sauce adds a distinct rich aroma to this version of the classic caramelized onion soup—the recipe also incorporates a bit of garlic sautéed with the onion.
4 tablespoons butter
5 onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons beef base or bouillon granules
5 cups water
1 cup soft bread crumbs, toasted
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and garlic and sauté until onions are clear. Add soy sauce and beef base; simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often. Add water and simmer for 15 minutes more.
- Preheat broiler.
- Ladle soup into oven-safe soup bowls; sprinkle with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Place under broiler until cheese melts, about 3 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.