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
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!