Canned French Onion soup
- Godslamb Oct 21, 2012 03:55 PM
Ok, now please don't go off on a rant about how I would ever want to use canned soup. :)
I am from Canada, and have seen recipes use canned French Onion soup. I have only seen Onion soup (I am talking Campbell's here). Is there a big difference? Does anyone know? I almost assume that the French Onion soup has a more beef flavour or something?
What most folks don't realize is that traditional "French Onion Soup" - canned or not - does not automatically come with the bread & cheese crust. Adding those items makes it "French Onion Soup Gratinee".
And whether or not an onion soup is French or otherwise has zero bearing on what broth is used. While beef broth is traditional for French Onion Soup, it's also used in probably a zillion other non-French versions, as is chicken broth. Non-French onion soup doesn't automatically mean "vegetarian".
Campbell's Onion Soup - & frankly probably every other brand of canned onion soup - has a beef broth base & is really quite good.
In fact, the late great Julia Child found it perfectly respectable, especially if one tweaked it with a bit of dry vermouth.