by Anne Willan and Chris Santos
from Fine Cooking #101, pp. 64-67
The bistro classic squares off against a modern upstart. Which version will you choose? Vote for your favorite.
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|Classic French Onion Soup
It's a whimsical idea that resembles Chinese soup dumplings more than it does any onion soup we've ever had. It's inspired by traditional Chinese soup dumplings and features onion soup wrapped inside a purse-like dumpling. To make it easier to contain the soup inside the dumplings, the soup is frozen and then cut into small pieces. The dumplings are skewered with croutons, which stand in for the expected slice of bread. They are quickly deep-fried before the dish is topped with cheese and finished in the oven, in a nod to tradition.
|French Onion Soup Dumplings