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Old 01-11-2007, 08:45 AM   #1
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What goes good with French Onion Soup?

What pairs well with French Onion Soup to make it more of a meal, rather than an appetizer?

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Old 01-11-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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IMO french onion soup, with grated gruyer in it and a hunk of bread is a good meal! I make it quite a lot mid week cause its economical! If you are hungrier than soup but not hungry enough for big hunks of soup then the Jewish croutons often put in chicken soup, the small crackery ones, are very good.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:05 AM   #3
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We had fried oysters with ours for New Year's Eve, and it made a very nice meal. True, the soup is satisfying, but my husband has to have his "meat".
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:05 AM   #4
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ceaser salad, or a snack like pears with cheese with peppercorn crackers or another crunchy snack.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:33 AM   #5
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I vote for a substantial crisp green salad. Perhaps a lardon/frisee salad like in a french bistro. I think the cool and tangy salad is a great compliment to the rich and hearty soup.

Brad and cheese are my two favorite substances on the face of the earth, but some people think the bread and cheese component of FOS is too much already (how they can think this I don't know, but some of my friends and coworkers do) so you might want to think about rounding out the meal with more bread and cheese. Though I would totally do that.

One of my favorite bistros here does a nice Amuse Bouche with marinated matchstick carrots. Carrots marined in a little white wine vinegar, evoo and dill or another herb.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:59 AM   #6
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I love making French Onion Soup and do it often. This goes well with just about anything but I like it as a first course for a light fish or seafood. Oysters are perfect - raw or Rockefeller. I made broiled trout and a crisp green salad a couple of weeks ago with FOS and everyone loved the combination. Be sure to put a crouton in the soup - any a little sherry or brandy makes a huge difference.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:41 AM   #7
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I always add beef to my French onion soup so stands alone as a meal. Yummy!
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:07 PM   #8
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I always add beef to my French onion soup so stands alone as a meal. Yummy!
pdswife that sounds good, i think i will have to make french onion soup
i don't think my kids have ever had it, i have not made it because of the
onions. But know that they are getting a bit older they my like it, besides
it is one of my favorites. it is going to be freezing rain all weekend sounds
like a good weekend to make soup. any pointers you would suggest?
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:17 PM   #9
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Rickell, do you have a recipe that you like to use? If not I can post mine.

One thing I do is cube the onions instead of slicing them into rings. It's so much easier to eat that way.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:21 PM   #10
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ceaser salad, or a snack like pears with cheese with peppercorn crackers or another crunchy snack.
I second the Caesar salad, but make it a grilled chicken Caesar.

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