If there's one thing SP loves almost as much as Swiss cheese and mushrooms it's French Onion Soup. With the cold weather in full swing I decided to try Ina Garten's recipe.
Wow. This is one amazing pot of soup. I halved the recipe since we didn't want leftovers this close to the holidays, but next time I think I'll make the whole recipe. We definitely could have eaten a couple bowlfuls. The onions practically melted in our mouths and the rich broth was incredibly flavorful due to the sherry, brandy and wine. I also made Ina's Parmesan croutons to go with the soup. I let the baguette sit out too long and it was very stale, but once I brushed it with oil and seasoned it with salt, pepper, Parmesan and parsley and gave it a good toasting it wasn't too bad, especially dunked in the soup.