Tuesday, January 22, 2013

French Onion Soup

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Oh my..such a rich tasting onion soup, the flavors of seasoning are amazing. Plus it was really fun too cook for me, learning something new every meal. David and I went to a restaurant here in town last winter when it was cold and snowy and i had some onion soup, it was so yummy so I decided to give it a go myself and hunt down a good looking recipe and found this one here. It wound up better BETTER than the one at the restaurant, who would have guessed? My hubby is not big on onions at all and he ate this one right up and brought some over the his Friends house to enjoy as well. Its for lunch today for me! Mhmm. {notice my spoon on top? Those were from the thrift store, they cleaned up nice}

French Onion Soup

  • 8 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 4 Pounds Yellow Onions
  • 2 Tsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Cup Sherry Wine
  • 6 Cups Beef Stock
  • 4 Tsp Fresh Thyme or 1½ Tsp Dried Thyme
  • Salt & Pepper
  • French Bread
  • Gruyere Cheese
First peel all of your onions. Once this is done, get your biggest pan/pot on medium-low heat, with your butter in it. Next, slice all of your onions, once you slice all your onions  put them in your pan/pot with the sugar and begin the CARAMELIZATION!  If you don’t have very large pans, feel free to split the butter and onions up and get two going at the same time, which will speed up the process! {I did this~}
  
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caramelizing the onions will take 1-2 hours, Let the onions caramelize, stirring only as often as needed, without having them burn or stick to the pan, you don’t want to stir too often, as this will prevent them from browning and caramelizing. Once they become a deep golden brown, like in the picture, turn the heat to medium, and after a minute or two, mix in your flour and then add your sherry, allowing it to cook for a few minutes, burning off the alcohol. Next combine your onions, beef broth and thyme, bringing it to a simmer, allowing it to remain there for 30-45 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

be careful adding the salt! Add a little, taste, add a little taste, you don’t want to ruin all your hard work by accidentally making it too salty!

 
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Put your oven on broil, grab some oven proof bowls, your cheese and slice up some French bread (small enough to fit in the bowl) and toast for a few minutes. Fill your bowls with some soup, top with the bread and a generous amount of Gruyere! Place in the oven and broil until the cheese is gooey and bubbly! Let cool for a few minutes

 
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7 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! Cant wait to try it :)

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  2. Oo yum, I LOVE that soup.

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  3. Hum, ça sent bon!!!

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  4. This soup looks wonderful!! Have a Great Week! Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  5. Mmm...You KNOW I pinned it! =0)
    My mouth is seriously watering...
    ~Kim

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  6. i've never ever had french onion soup, but yours looks yummy!

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