Is there anything more comforting than French Onion Soup? It’s hard to think of what it would be. And this French Onion Soup recipe does not disappoint. Heart-warming comfort at its very best.
The key to really great French Onion Soup is caramelizing the onions. This takes a little bit of time, but this step is what really delivers the classic French Onion flavor. That, and a really good beef stock. But again, it’s all about those onions.
Is your mouth watering yet? Ours is. It’s time for a delicious hot bowl of this French Onion Soup recipe!
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- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
- 8 medium yellow onions, sliced
- ½ cup of dry white wine
- 8 cups of beef stock
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
- 6 slices of bread, toasted
- 2 cups of shredded Gruyere cheese (or sliced)
- ½ cup of fried onions (you can use French's)
- Melt butter in large pot (Dutch oven works very well) over medium heat.
- Add onions.
- Stir frequently (about every 5 to 10 minutes) for about 1 hour to 1 hour and fifteen minutes, the onions will turn a dark brown color.
- Add the wine and deglaze the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil.
- Add stock, thyme and salt...simmer for about 15 minutes. Taste, and add more salt, if necessary.
- Turn on the broiler.
- Ladle the soup into bowls.
- Add a toasted piece of bread on top of the soup, and then place a handful of grated Gruyere cheese over the top
- Place under broiler and cook for about 4 minutes, until cheese is golden on top (keep an eye on it, don't let it burn!).
- Remove from oven and top with fried onions and remaining thyme.
- Serve immediately.