Thursday, March 20, 2014
French Onion Soup
One of my all time favorite soup is French a Onion. It is super easy to make and the results are delicious. Very few ingredients, and it is the perfect start to a nice dinner, or you can make this for a main course. Savory, sweet and caramelized onions, topped with a toasted slice of baguette and crisp and bubbly cheese..Enjoy!!!
8 onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons flour
8 cups beef stock
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 large baguette
8 ounces Gruyere Cheese, sliced
1. In a large stockpot add the olive oil and the butter on medium heat until butter is melted, add the onions and the garlic, turn heat down to low and cook onions for about 40 minutes until golden brown. Then add the flour and dash of salt and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the beef stock, white wine, dried thyme.
2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes.
3. Slice the baguette into about 3/4 inch slices, then using a griddle, toast the bread on both sides until golden brown.
4. Ladle soup into crocks, place the toasted baguette on top then place a few slices of Gruyere cheese on the bread and then place on a foil lined cookie sheet and broil for about 5 minutes until cheeses is bubbly and browned. Enjoy!!!