How to make it

  • Melt the stick of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and salt and pepper and cook until the onions are very soft and caramelized, about 25 minutes. Add the wine, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the wine has evaporated and the onions are dry, about 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Dust the onions with the flour and give them a stir. Turn the heat down to medium low so the flour doesn't burn, and cook for 10 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste. Now add the beef broth, bring the soup back to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  • When you're ready to eat, preheat the broiler. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle the slices with the Gruyere and broil until bubbly and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Ladle the soup in bowls and float several of the Gruyere croutons on top.
  • Alternative method: Ladle the soup into bowls, top each with 2 slices of bread and top with cheese. Put the bowls into the oven to toast the bread and melt the cheese.

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    " It was excellent "
    storen08 ate it and said...
    Made this last night. So good! Five Stars! Used white wine instead of red.
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    " It was excellent "
    leebear ate it and said...
    NICE POST - THANKS FOR SHARING - LEEBEAR
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  • garner 6 years ago
    First off, let me start off with a "crab". I don't understand why people comment with things like 'can't wait to try it' or 'sounds yummy'. That in no way helps readers as to weather or not the recipes is worth trying. Having had my opportunity to vent, this soup is wonderful. I made it last night and my husband is asking for it again tonight. Didn't change a thing about the recipe. I had home made beef stock and I used a Barolo for the wine. Fabulous fabulous soup. Thanks
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  • cubralinda 7 years ago
    yummmmy!!!
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  • redhawk 7 years ago
    I HAVE to find some used soup crocks!!!! This sounds perfect!!!
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  • shirleyoma 7 years ago
    I looooooove French Onion Soup, I had the best ever in Paris, and this one is the closest I've come to the one in Paris... come on cooler weather! lol
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds good, love French Onion soup, I'll make this when the weather here cools off some.
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  • softshellcrab 7 years ago
    I will be trying this recipe this winter. Sounds really good!
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  • shirleyoma 7 years ago
    Thank you!
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  • zena824 7 years ago
    Absolutely love this.......
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