Made some French onion soup last night. While enjoying it, I wondered what makes it French?
The ingredients are butter, thinly sliced sweet onions, beef broth, water, and seasonings. Hey maybe it’s the croutons that are placed on the soup along with a slice of provolone cheese broiled. Is crouton a French word?…..
Ah, I just looked it up on the Internet, crouton is derived from a French word meaning crust.
Well, I understand that the modern version of the soup originated in France in the 1800s. I read that a variation of the soup has been around since Roman times. So my thought is if I leave the croutons out, should I call it Roman Onion Soup?
Whatever you want to call it, I call it tasty and warming on a chilly spring night.