Monday, December 8, 2014

French Onion Soup



I'm re-visiting a post from a few years ago, because its that good. May be one of my all time favorite soups. Homemade French onion soup! Its soup weather and this one will not disappoint. Its so thick with flavors and topped with gooey cheesy goodness and flakey bread. I had enough leftovers to enjoy this disk the next day

First time I blogged about it here

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
  • 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~}
 
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.
 
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


1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious, I want to make it right now!

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