Yum! Used to live in NL and when ever I’d go to Amsterdam, I always would go have french onion soup at this little resturant on the Museum Plein, across from the Van Gogh museum. It was the absolute best ever! I’ve never made onion soup, now I just might have to! Looks GOOD!
I loved that issue of Gourmet – especially the part about the French cheese! We have been enjoying star anise a lot lately so I am interested to give this recipe a try. Do you know of any efforts to repeal the tariff? I am already incensed over the restriction of raw milk cheese imports and hearing this really makes me angry.
I hadn’t heard about this cheese situation we’ve got on our hands. It seems crazy to me. Anyways, the soup looks delicious. I love a nice French onion. The flavors are so deep and complex, and it’s a breeze to make.
I have never used star anise before, I looked it up on wikipedia, but it shows a picture of seeds inside the star pods. Just throw the whole thing in there or just the seeds? Do you actually include it in the bowls then for the broiling part or is it just for flavoring the broth?
Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou! This is most amazing soup! I made it this weekend. I was not able to find star anise anywhere, so I used fennel instead as I figured the flavours are similar, and I used Gruyere cheese. Awesome does not even come close to describing how wonderful this is :)
Finally made this yesterday. It is a great recipe and beautifully simple to make and was really appreciated by all of us at supper. In the absence of Manchego and Gruyère I used parmesan (I know sounds weird but it works if you butter the bread and sprinkle on lots of grated parmesan)
I am English but I live in Rome and here I feel very aware of the muddle that surrounds the import and export of food. I know local producers who wouldn’t survive without export and the international market and others that are struggling and will probably fail because of it.
It’s difficult. We have a responsibility to think about it.
This looks easy (!) & delicious. Last time I tried to make French onion soup, I was using a Martha recipe which involved roast oxtails for the broth. As with other MS recipies I have tried–the effort & time & weirdy ingredients = results not worth the energy. Not awesome. Will be giving this one a spin.