October 28, 2011

French Onion Soup

Until last night, I had never had french onion soup. As a kid we never had it because i think none of us kiddos liked onions, and it was something that i always skipped over on the menu at a restaurant.
but MAN ALIVE. i was missing out.
not only is it a soup that adds a touch of class and sophistication to a weeknight meal, but it's heart-warming, simple, and so delicious.
The broth is light but still creamy, and the sweetness of the onions complement the Gruyere baguettes perfectly.
with Winter approaching, it's going to be a weeknight staple in our home. STA-PLE i say.

French Onion Soup
adapted from food network and annie's eats
makes 4-5 servings

3 large onions, sliced into rings
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. flour
4 cups beef stock
1/8 cup white cooking wine
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper
1 french baguette
sliced gruyere (or grated to go over entire bowl of soup)
In a large stock pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion rings and garlic, and saute until onions are soft, translucent, and slightly yellow. Sprinkle flour over the onions and cook a few minutes more, until the onions are browned. Add beef stock, white wine, thyme, and bay leaf, cover and let simmer on low heat 20 minutes+ (or as long as you want!). Add the salt and pepper. 
Meanwhile, the the baguette into slices, and slice the gruyere.
Put the oven on broil. 
Once the soup has simmered, ladle into ovenproof bowls, place baguette and gruyere on top. Put on an aluminum foil-lined cookie sheet and place under broiler for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serve hot! :)
have a fantastic weekend!


Brigham & Jessica said...

This looks great! Hayley- where do you buy bay leafs in Provo? i don't think I've seen them at Smiths

Autumn said...

I am freezing right now and I keep running into every blog that has yummy warm food on it.

I am a soup person, I love this!

(I went to Macey's grocery store last night and they had bay leafs in the spice section while we were buying cayenne pepper.)


Kylie said...

Hayley you have seriously outdone yourself. This looks amazing and I am now craving some french onion soup in the freeze I call Rochester, NY! Make sure Chin brings a big down coat if he goes to med school at the U of R (lots of walking!)

Robin said...

This looks so delicious!!! As does the candy corn in the background of the first picture. Yum...

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anna said...

this looks amazing. love the variety in your blog; you're adorable.