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 "
    tinkishere ate it and said...
    This looks so YUMMY!!! Thanks for sharing :)
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    " It was excellent "
    kellyg72 ate it and said...
    Just so you know we are making this every week. We even made a pot for hubby's folks.
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    " It was excellent "
    kellyg72 ate it and said...
    We made this about a week ago! It was the best. It even got better the next day! Thank you! Kelly
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  • luisascatering 5 years ago
    I LOVE french onion soup! Very similar to my french onion, which I think you would love. Come check it out :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    frankieanne ate it and said...
    This was wonderful and easy enough to cut in half. I chopped up the thyme, though, and threw it in there. I love the addition of the flour. It added something to the broth. Thank you. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    suzyqt1968 ate it and said...
    Made this tonight. It was excellent. My husband has been asking me to make some for a while and he wasn't disappointed. thanks!
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  • zena824 6 years ago
    I love this as well... nothing better than a good bowl of this....bring on the cooler weather...
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  • krumkake 6 years ago
    That picture pretty much says it all - rich, dripping with cheese, and I love the idea of the gruyere croutons on top instead of baked in (I think it would make it easier to eat)...thanks, darbar!
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  • dog4 6 years ago
    Hmmm. I love French onion soup. I make a good one, but I love new recipes. I am SO going to try this!
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  • nanny 6 years ago
    Love a man that cooks and your recipes are great no matter where they come from.You know good eats!!!
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  • michelle73 6 years ago
    Oh I haven't had onion soup in years either! It's not even 9 am and this made my stomach growl lol. Will make this soon!
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  • caffeinated 6 years ago
    I haven't had french onion soup in years! This looks soooo good, I've printed it out and will make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
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