Soups are tasty, refreshing, and comforting. Soups are both a snack, and a drink, while remaining a meal. It is safe to say that we all love soup, but sometimes we find ourselves thinking that we can’t have a soup too often, because it is a lot of work. While it is true that making large batches of soup can take quite a while, there are plenty of options in your supermarket that make fixing soup more regularly easier.
Most chain-supermarkets these days offer single serving soups (about a quart) and even larger containers for couples or for families. These soups have been cooked, properly cooled, and can be reheated again quickly without losing flavor or quality. These are not the salty cans of soup that you make be familiar with in the soup aisle, these are gourmet soups.
These gourmet soups can either be simply reheated and eaten, a cooking process that takes about 1.5 – 2 minutes, or you can take it up another level. You have already saved so much time, what is another minute and a half? Put a golden cheesy crust on top of that soup.
The process of broiling a cheese crust is actually super-easy. Here is how you can do it:
We had a Beefy French Onion Soup that we actually purchased from the supermarket fresh-made and still hot. It needed to be heated up a bit, then we poured the soup into a large coffee mug, and placed the sliced cheese across the top. You want to have the edges hanging over the cup, and you can use several slices for extra cheesiness.
Next comes the broiling, a part that tends to make some people a bit nervous, but it is very simple.
Simply turn your oven setting to broil and leave the door of the oven cracked open. You will see that the top coil of the oven gets super-hot. Simply place the cup on the center rack — the cheese will be fairly close to the super-hot coils.
— IMPORTANT —
Make sure that you are constantly watching the cooking process with the oven door open.
The process will go quite quickly — in seconds — so keep an eye on it.
You will see that the cheese will rapidly brown and bubble — like a pizza. Let it keep browning as much as you like.
And it is that simple!
Try it for yourself.