French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup:

French onion soup is one of my favorite soups. It’s comforting, rich and perfect for a rainy day. I serve this with a green salad…it’s always a big hit with my whole family.

  • 8 cups of thinly sliced sweet yellow onions (3-4 large onions)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced

Heat olive oil & butter in a dutch oven pot over medium heat. Add onions and sugar then saute until caramelized & tender – about 45 minutes. Stir frequently. As soon as the onions are caramelized add the minced garlic & stir for about 30-45 seconds.

  • 8 cups of beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Add the above ingredients to the onions, simmer over medium low heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Taste & re-season if needed. I was going to add a half a cup of white wine but once I tasted the soup I decided I liked it the way it was. It was full of flavor and perfect.

  • Baguette slices, toasted (1 or 2 per bowl)
  • 2 cups of Swiss cheese or Gruyere cheese, shredded

Divide the soup among 4 ovenproof bowls. Arrange toasted baguette slices on top of soup and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place bowls on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil and place under a pre-heated broiler; cook until cheese melts and forms a crust over the tops of the bowls. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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  1. YUM. I love how simple this recipe is – just such full focus on those sweet onions!

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  2. Mmmm I love French onion soup. The best part is the crusty bread swollen with savory onion goodness.

  3. I’ve never been fond of onion soup, but you have just convinced me that I should give it a try – especially your recipe.

  4. Delicious looking soup! Ya know, it’s funny, I hate onions in anything else but I LOOOVE onion soup!