French Onion Soup
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This is how we roll in the winter. Nothing beats a nice warm bowl of French Onion Soup from the comfort of your own couch. Well, according to our Facebook readers, Adam Levine or Channing Tatum may beat a warm bowl of French Onion Soup but that’s up for debate!
This soup is super easy to make and is only attention- needy for the first hour. It’s not a “cook all day” soup which works for us. Plus the ingredients are extremely inexpensive.
If you prefer a vegetarian dish, just leave out the beef bouillon and replace it with table salt, to taste.
This recipe creates 4 full bowls of soup!
3 Lbs Yellow Onions Cut into 1/8″ slices (half moon shaped)
8 Cups Water
3 Tbs Salted Butter
1 Tbs Flour (we use all-purpose)
1/2 Ts. Garlic Salt
1/2 Ts. Sugar
1 -2 Beef Bullion Cubes (to taste)
2 Sprig Fresh Thyme
1 Garlic Cloves (minced)
1/2 Cup Dry White Wine (we use Chardonnay)
1 French Baguette
8 oz. Gruyère Cheese
In a soup pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat.
Add all the cut onions, salt and sugar and stir evenly.
Cover the pot and cook for 10 minutes.
After the initial 10 minutes, stir every 5 minutes (no pan cover) to caramelize the onions. They should be a dark brown color. You’ll do this for approx. 60 minutes.
Add about 3 Tbs of water and scrap up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook for another 20 minutes until the onions are a dark brown color and “caramel” looking.
Add the flour and stir for about 30 seconds until it’s well mixed.
Add 8 cups of water, thyme, bullion cubes and garlic to the onions and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes. We recommend adding 1 bullion cube at a time until the taste is to your liking. We use 2.
Add the white wine and simmer for 10 more minutes.
Adjust the oven rack to the top setting and pre-heat it to 325 degrees.
Cut the baguette into 1/2″ slices and arrange on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes until the bread is crispy.
At this point turn the oven to the “broiler” setting.
Fill 4 oven-safe bowls with the French Onion Soup and top each bowl with 3 baguette slices.
Cut the Gruyere cheese into thick 1/4″ slices and place on top of the bread.
Broil until brown (about 8-10 minutes).
This recipe is a theDealyo Original!
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