French Onion Soup is commonly made with Swiss or Gruyere cheese, croutons or bread, caramelized onions, and beef broth. It is delicious, appealing, and perfect for chilly days. Although it originated in France, it has become a popular dish throughout the world. This dish is certainly one of my personal favorites.
Yellow onions are the best to use in the soup. It is important to allow them to simmer over a low heat until they caramelize. In other words, you want a long, slow simmer which will maximize the taste and texture. I usually pick up French bread at the local bakery and toast it so it’s nice and brown.
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- 4 Large white onion, cut into rings
- 3 tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 bay leave
- 4 slices French bread, toasted
- 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, grated
- Salt to taste
- 4 cups of beef stock
- Servings: 3
- Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Level: Moderate
- Cuisine: French, Amercian
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- Melt the butter in a pan and add in 2 tbsp of cooking oil. Place in the onions. Saute them over low heat for at least an hour until the onions caramelize and turn golden brown.
- Pour in the white wine and stir until it’s half reduced. Add in the bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Stir until everything is well mixed. Pour in the beef stock and stir until it’s well incorporated. Simmer it over low heat for about an hour, until soup is sweet, thick, and rich.
- Ladle the soup into a bowl. Top it with the toasted bread and grated cheese. Broil in an oven until the cheese melts and it’s light brown.
- Serve hot and enjoy your savory French onion soup!