Wednesday, July 30

Ridiculously Practical Meals: French Onion Sandwich

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Have you ever craved soup in the summer? It's really problematic since summer is generally a little too warm for soup (gazpacho excluded). I solved my problems by turning soup into a sandwich! So the next time you're craving French Onion Soup, try this crusted, solid version on for size.

What you will need: 1 French baguette, 1 package of shredded or pulled BBQ chicken or pork, 4 to 6 sprigs of fresh thyme, 1/2 yellow onion roughly chopped, 1tbsp of butter, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and arugula. Makes 2 sandwiches.


Start by caramelizing your onion. Put 1/2 tbsp butter and enough olive oil to coat the pan in a frying pan. Turn heat on your stove top to medium. Let butter melt. Add the onion. Stir and turn over chopped onion regularly so it browns easily. After it is browned drain excess oil.


In large bowl mix the browned onion, chicken or pork, and thyme. Set to the side.


On a cookie sheet cut your baguette down the middle both ways, then hollow out the center so there is an indent. Use 1/2 tbsp of butter to spread on your bread.


Sprinkle 1 side of each sandwich with Parmesan. Broil bread halves until edges of bread are golden brown and cheese has melted. Remove from oven, place bread halves with Parmesan on your plates and fill the other halves of the sandwiches with the meat mixture. Put back in oven and broil for 4 minutes.


Pull out of oven, top with arugula, place top of the sandwich (the halves with Parmesan) on and you are done!


This really does taste like the soup, now I'm trying to think of what other soup-to-sandwich creations I can mix up! If you try this, I'd love to know what you think. Bon app├ętit!

19 comments:

  1. I always end up craving your food posts in the morning since that's when I usually read your blog posts. lol. Now I need to go make this.
    Beautetude

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  2. YUM! Looks absolutely delicious!

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  3. You becoming an expert in making awesome sandwich that look easy and delicious.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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  4. Yep, I would eat this! Who wouldn't love a bread tunnel filled with cheese???

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  5. easy and yummy. you're so cooking expert!
    kss
    new post: http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/2014/07/4-beauty-must-have-body-shop.html

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  6. This looks so tasty! I don't think I could ever face getting a baguette in the UK now after being spoilt by how amazing they are when I lived in France. I could literally eat a full one with pate in one go!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  7. That looks so super good!! I actually just had french onion soup for the first time a couple months ago--it's good stuff!

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  8. Yesss- this is a perfect summer alternative to French onion soup (which I love and make in huge batches every fall + winter). :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  9. I love french onion soup and this sandwich versions sounds delightful, thank you for sharing! x

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  10. I definitely shouldn't be looking at this when I'm hungry. Looks yummy girl. Thanks for sharing. Mmm

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

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  11. This looks so so so good! I'm hungry now! =)

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  12. my husband always order this when it's on a menu, but it's never occurred to me to try it at home - time to change that??

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    1. I've never even seen one before, I just kind of made this up after seeing another bloggers post on french onion soup. Now that I know some restaurants make it I will have to keep my eyes peeled, I'd love to taste someone else's take on the sandwich! :)

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  13. YUM!! We have a recipe very similar to this but haven't made it in awhile. Now I really want to go make it, haha!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  14. Wow Lauren! I've always enjoyed the soup, but never thought about turning it into a sandwich. This is so cool. What a great idea :D

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  15. that meal is perfect for me
    kss
    new post: http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/2014/08/denim-jumpsuit-striped-tee.html

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