Classic French Onion SoupFrom noir 8 years ago
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter shopping list
- 2 pounds (2 or 3 large) yellow onions, sliced ¼" thick shopping list
- 1 ½ teaspoons granulated sugar shopping list
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour shopping list
- ¾ cup dry red wine shopping list
- 3 ½ cups Homemade beef or veal stock shopping list
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme shopping list
- salt and freshly ground black pepper shopping list
- 1 small baguette, sliced into ½-inch pieces shopping list
- 1 ½ cups grated regular Gruyère shopping list
- 1 ½ cups grated smoked Gruyère shopping list
How to make it
- Melt butter in a large Dutch oven on medium - medium-low heat.
- Add onions, spreading them out in as thin a layer as possible.
- Sprinkle with sugar, and cook, stirring just as needed to keep onions from sticking, until they are soft, golden brown, and just starting to caramelize - about 1 hour.
- Sprinkle flour over onions, and stir to coat.
- Cook flour for about 5 minutes. Add wine, stock, and thyme, and bring to a simmer.
- Cook, partially covered, for about 30 minutes, to allow the flavors to combine.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Meanwhile, lightly toast at least 8 slices of bread under a broiler or in the toaster and set aside.
- Ladle hot soup into four ovenproof bowls and arrange on a sturdy baking sheet.
- Place 2 -3 slices (depending on size) of toasted bread over each bowl of soup.
- Mix together the two grated cheeses and sprinkle ¾ cup over bread in each bowl.
- Place soup bowls under the broiler until cheese is melted and crusty brown around the edges.
- Watch carefully that bread doesn’t burn.
- Serve immediately.
- I find this soup to be both rustic and elegant...easy to make and delicious to indulge in.
The Cooknoir Boston, MA
The Rating5 people
Tops...Tops...Tops! *smile* I think I will wisk myself to France now!pink in USA loved it
This is great!smooch in America loved it
My hubby and I were talking about how some FO soup would be so good!! Glad I found this.jett2whit in Union City loved it
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