The weather in Seattle. Well how should I describe it. Let me think. Well. To be honest.
COLD AND RAINY (in the winter that is)!
We have had several wet, cold, nasty days here in Seattle over the last few weeks, not to mention it gets dark at oh you know 4:30! As a Southern girl at heart this is hard to handle some days. So what’s a gal to do? Get yer man (or lady or yourself) to make ya French onion soup! As a veghead we have to change the recipe a bit to make it beef stock free so here it is folks veg. French onion soup!
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic
this creates your onion base
1 1/2 tablespoons and 1 quarter water Better than Bouillon vegetable base
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
Toasted one inch slices of yummy bread
Swiss Cheese of the local variety (in our case Tillamook cheese!)
Take the onions and cut them long ways, from head to tail. Then cut in lil’ half moons as thinly as possible. Toss them in the pan with plenty of room and cook on low-medium heat with the butter or oil and garlic (crushed then sliced). It takes a while, but go slow. After they’re translucent, throw in some flour and cook until separated and just before it browns.
Don’t burn it! It will taste very bad!
Mix up the broth and throw in some spices if you’ve got em.
P.S, It goes great with a New Belgium Snow Day Winter Ale and the new Florence and the Machine cd 🙂