Onion Soup W/Goat Cheese Croutes

Total Time
55mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Adapted from the Dean & Deluca Cookbook. The D&D recipe calls for 2 tablespoons Calvados or applejack and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, which I don't use when I make the soup. I like this one because it's lighter and more vegetable-y than traditional French onion soup.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in leeks, scallions, shallots, garlic, and 1 teaspoon of the ginger, and cook, still storring, for another 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in stock. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in vermouth, cider, and remaining teaspoon of the ginger. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. While the soup is simmering, preheat broiler. Stir together goat cheese, half of the scallion greens, and black pepper. Toast the bread on the broiler until golden brown. Spread one side of each slice of the bread with the goat cheese mixture, and toast under the broiler until the cheese is lightly browned.
  5. Ladle soup into bowls, float a croute in each bowl, and sprinkle with remaining scallion greens. Serve.