My mom is French. My dad is Italian. I am a chaotic mixture of the both and love crossing these cultures in the dishes I create.
Meet Fretalian Onion Soup…a progeny of the ever-so-loved French onion soup…made with an Italian twist. Thus…FRE-TALIAN.
This is, hands down, one of my most favorite Tiny Kitchen recipes. It is melty. It is ooey. It is gooey. And it is GOOD! Seriously, it is one of the best tasting things I have ever put in my mouth.
I remember the first time my folks served French Onion Soup. They served it in these little dual-colored stone brown 70s-looking ceramic bowls with a stubby little handles on them. I always thought that they were the ugliest bowls I had ever seen….but, thank God, I didn’t judge a book by its cover, because as soon as I plunged my spoon through the palisade of French bread and melted cheese, I knew I was in Heaven.
With Fretalian Onion Soup, I have taken their classic recipe and Italianized it with a little dry Italian wine, parmesan-crusted Crostini and Fontina cheese. Combined with the traditional French elements of butter caramelized onions and thyme in a flavorful beef broth, this is one of those recipes that your friends and family will be asking for.
I especially love it because it is so cost effective…yet, but when you serve it up in all its glory, it’ll look like a million bucks.
I’m certain you’ll enjoy this one!
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