Soup is something we associate with winter or cold dreary rainy days. You turn to soup for comfort and to warm you up. You see that bowl of soup and the steam coming off the top and immediately you are transferred to a different time. A time when you were a kid and maybe that soup was tomato soup accompanied by a grilled cheese.
Never has hot soup been associated with summer. Who wants to slurp on soup when it is 100* out with 100% humidity? Just thinking about it is making me sweat but lucky for you soup doesn’t have to just come in a bowl or be chilled in order to be enjoyed in the summer. After a long time of trial and error, as well as forgetting about it, I came up with soup that can be served in the summer and be consumed without utensils.
How can this be done you are asking yourself and I am going to tell you. You convert it to waffle form is how. I had made a statement that anything can be converted into waffle form and along the way I have succeeded and where I have not the Waffleizer has succeeded. After making that challenge the response I received was: SOUP. Uh-oh, how was this going to happen. I thought about the typical chicken noodle soup, and butternut squash soup but neither of those got me excited.
It was during the de-clutter of our old house that I came across a Fleur de lis and the light bulb went off. French Onion Soup. It had rosemary, thyme, garlic, onions, cheese and bread. The bread would be the key as that waffle batter would be the interpretation of the bread in French Onion Soup, but from there it became a matter of making them with various taste tests. Earlier this week it all came together and I was so excited that the first thing I put on the description on Instagram was: I DID IT!
The flavors were perfect as every bite gave you something different. One bite would have a definite rosemary flavor while the other gave you garlic and onion. It went on this way for the entire dinner and after each bite I fist-pumped like Tiger Woods that I actually turned soup into a waffle. Of course my brain would take off and now I am on a quest to make a 4 course meal all in waffle form, but that is for another day. Today I present you the French Onion Soup Waffle: