Tuesday, October 6, 2009

French Onion Soup

I decided to whip up some soup real quick tonight. I remembered when I got the nice big crouton smothered in cheese back in my pre-vegan days, but never really got to the stuff it was floating atop. That something turns out to be one of the easiest soups to make and it sure is delicious. I still opted to put garlicky cheesy crouton on top of the soup. I had some homemade bread from yesterday that I sliced up, buttered, rubbed with a 1/2 garlic clove then topped with sliced Follow Your Heart Mozzarella cheese and threw that under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese got all bubbly and light brown. Served atop this oniony bowl of glory I was ever so humbled. Luckily, since this is one of my favorite soups, I was pleased to see that the missus enjoyed just as much as I did. However, some of us do not like FYH Mozzarella, but that's alright cause there are so many other alternatives out there. I really want to get my hands on some Cheezly, but everywhere seems to be out of it when I try to order.

French Onion Soup

Vegan Butter
olive oil
4 red onions, sliced thin
6 spring onions, sliced thin
plus any other onions you got ( shallots, leeks, etc.)
5 cloves garlic, minced
Fresh or dried sage
fresh or dried thyme
6 cups vegetable stock
vegan Worcestershire sauce
good crusty bread
vegan cheese
1 garlic clove
vegan butter

Put the butter, 2 glugs of olive oil, the sage and garlic into a thick-bottomed, non-stick pan. Stir everything round and add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Place a lid on the pan, leaving some room for steam to get out, and cook slowly for 30 minutes, making sure not to brown the onions too much. Remove the lid for the last 20 minutes – your onions will become soft and golden. Stir occasionally so that nothing catches on the bottom. You can expidite this process, but you may want to try the low and slow so that you can get the crazy good sweetness you want. Now add the stock. Bring to the boil, turn the heat down and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven or grill to maximum. Toast your bread on both sides. Rub with half clove garlic. Sprinkle with some grated or sliced cheese and drizzle over a little Worcestershire sauce. Broil for a few minutes and put ontop of your bowl of soup. Enjoy!


  1. Sounds and looks great. I've never tried making French onion soup but I think I might just have to now.

  2. Awesome! Great recipe! I find that alot of recipes are wrong for french onion soup...they forget to sautee the onions...so important when making this soup. Looks delicious. Where do you get vegan Worchestire?