French Onion Soup with Croutons au Gratin

Lunch

 Old is new again with this twist on French Onion Soup! The mushrooms and Blue cheese add a decadent and unforgettable flavour.

  • Total Preparation Time: 44 minutes
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Ingredients

2 tbsp30 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter
1 cup250 mLMixed Wild Mushrooms(cremini, shitake and oyster), chopped
1 cup250 mLOnions, thinly sliced
1 tbsp15 mLAll Purpose Flour
2 tbsp30 mL35% Cream
2 cups500 mLBeef Broth, reduced-sodium
4 4 Baguette, 1/2" thick slices
1/2 cup125 mLGruyère Cheese, Canadian, shredded
2 tbsp30 mLBlue Cheese, Canadian, crumbled
1 tbsp15 mLChives, finely chopped
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Instructions

  1. In medium saucepan, melt butter on medium low heat; add mushrooms and onions and sauté for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly caramelized. Stir in flour to absorb butter; slowly stir in cream. Increase heat to high, stir in stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until flavours are blended.
  2. Lightly toast baguette slices in toaster; set aside. Preheat broiler. Place ovenproof soup bowls on baking sheet and ladle soup into bowls. Top each bowl with two baguette slices and sprinkle with Canadian Gruyère and Blue cheese. Broil for 2 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.
  3. Place bowls on serving plate and sprinkle with chopped chives.
  •  This recipe is perfect for a large crowd because it is easy to double or triple. To make ahead, prepare the soup, cool and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 day. Reheatgently until hot. Top with toasted baguette and Canadian cheeses. Then broil.
  •  Just the thought of this classic soup makes your mouth water and can instantly transport you from your kitchen to a quaint, French bistro. Dip your spoon into a comforting bowl capped with gooey cheese and broth-soaked bread. Marvelously messy, this is a dish best consumed in the company of those who feel comfortable tipping their bowls to slurp up every last drop.
This recipe is one of 150 featured exclusively in our cookbook, Our Table.

 

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Ingredients

2 tbsp30 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter
1 cup250 mLMixed Wild Mushrooms(cremini, shitake and oyster), chopped
1 cup250 mLOnions, thinly sliced
1 tbsp15 mLAll Purpose Flour
2 tbsp30 mL35% Cream
2 cups500 mLBeef Broth, reduced-sodium
4 4 Baguette, 1/2" thick slices
1/2 cup125 mLGruyère Cheese, Canadian, shredded
2 tbsp30 mLBlue Cheese, Canadian, crumbled
1 tbsp15 mLChives, finely chopped
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