The Cinder Grill is deliciously versatile. It cooks food from lumpia to lamb, from salmon to asparagus, all of it perfectly done, juicy and tender. But soup? Who could have imagined that the Cinder Grill would produce delicious soup?
Well, when it comes to French Onion Soup, many of the components can be cooked best on the Cinder Grill. From the foundation of caramelized onions to the topping of cheese-drenched toast, rely on the Cinder Grill to craft supremely delicious Onion Soup.
The Anatomy of French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup has three or four main components, depending on how you slice it. There are the richly caramelized onions, the savory broth, the toast topping and the cheese broiled onto that. Of these components only the broth cannot be made on the Cinder Grill. However, that’s the simplest part anyway. Just heat some beef broth with a little ground black pepper and a dash of sherry. Then let it wait for its partners.
Effortless Caramelized Onion
Caramelized onions are the centerpiece and star of French Onion Soup. They’re also the most difficult and time-consuming component. They must be constantly stirred and monitored while cooking over low heat. However, turning up the heat risks disastrous burning – once they’re scorched, they’re worthless.
The Cinder Grill removes all these difficulties. Our recipe for Caramelized Onions is hands-off, foolproof, and easy. Use these beautiful onions for topping burgers, spreading on pizza, tossing with pasta… the options are endless. And none is more delicious than French Onion Soup.
Soup’s Crowning Glory
The French part of French Onion Soup is the beautiful crouton on top, a deeply toasted piece of sturdy bread topped with delicious cheese. However, the double toasting can result in burned bread, and melted cheese can go from gooey to rubbery in the blink of an eye.
Once again the Cinder Grill lends itself to the task. Its precise temperature control creates beautiful toast, no bare spots or burnt spots. Furthermore the cheese melts and browns without turning rubbery or separating.
From the Cinder Grill to Your Table
With all the Cinder Grill’s assistance, putting your Onion Soup together is easy. First caramelize the onions. Then warm and flavor the broth in a small saucepan. When the onions are done add them to the broth. Next toast the bread on both sides, then add the cheese and melt it. Finally, ladle the onions and broth into your crock, top with the cheesy crouton, and serve!
This recipe can be adjusted to serve any from one to six. Also, it’s safer than the oven method, which risks shattering the crocks as well as burning cooks and diners. As Spring blows in blustery and Winter storms its way out, keep warm with French Onion Soup from the Cinder Grill!