Sunday, February 21, 2010

Panera Bread Five Onion Soup with Scallion and Gruyere Croutons

Hi Everyone,
Well today it's almost 70 down here, but we have had it so cold for Fl,
It's still been in the 30's
My friend Ron sent me this recipe, I love French Onion Soup. So you will love this recipe from Panera Bread.

Panera Bread Five Onion Soup with Scallion and Gruyere Croutons

3 large yellow onions, halved and sliced (pole to pole)
3 red onions, halved and sliced
6 shallots, halved and sliced
3 leeks (white parts only), halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise
3 cups scallions (greens reserved for croutons), sliced
1 large garlic clove, minced
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 750ml bottle red wine
1 small bunch thyme (12 sprigs) cut into 4" lengths
6 quarts beef stock, homemade or low-sodium canned
1 baguette, sliced into 1/2-inch coins
1 cup Gruyere cheese, grated

In a 12-quart stockpot, saute the onions, shallots, leeks, scallion
whites, garlic and a heavy pinch of salt in 2 tablespoons oil until
the onions begin to caramelize. Deglaze with red wine. Add the
thyme and stock to the pot. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce heat
to low, and simmer for at least 1 hour. Adjust the seasoning with
salt and pepper.

While the soup is simmering, preheat the oven to broil. Toss the
bread coins with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and place flat on
a sheet pan. Toss the scallion greens with the Gruyere, and top
each coin with the mixture. Bake on a rack in the middle of the
oven for 3 minutes and then transfer to the broiler to lightly
brown the tops. The cheese should be bubbly. Ladle the soup into
bowls and top with croutons.

Serves 6-8
Source: The Panera Bread Cookbook: "Breadmaking Essentials and
Recipes from America's Favorite Bakery-Cafe"
If you are interested in more secret recipes just click on Rons cook book on the right side of my blog.

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