Happy Tuesday, all! Today, I am sharing a simplified version of a delicious French Onion Soup recipe. I grew up eating my mom's French Onion Soup, and still look forward to when she makes it! I also love making my own version of it, which differs a bit from hers.
This recipe calls for lots and lots of onions! I was lucky enough to have a willing helper on hand, who was eager to peel them all for me!
1/2 cup unsalted butter
4-5 Vidallia onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup White wine, about 1/2 bottle
3 heaping tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 quarts beef broth
1 baguette, sliced
Sliced Swiss or Provolone Cheese
Melt the stick of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, and salt and pepper and cook until the onions are very soft and caramelized, about 25 minutes.
Add the wine, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the wine has evaporated and the onions are dry, about 5 minutes.
Wine cooking away...
Dust the onions with the flour and give them a stir. Turn the heat down to medium low so the flour doesn't burn, and cook for 10 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste.
Your onions will look like this...
Time for the beef broth!
Add the beef broth, bring the soup back to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
Simmer and stir. You can make this ahead of time, and leave simmering on the stove until you're ready to eat.
When you're ready to eat, preheat the broiler. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle the slices with the cheese and broil until bubbly and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
You can also add soup to oven safe bowls, and then float the bread on top of the soup. Toast until crisp. Add the sliced cheese, and put back under the broiler until the cheese turns golden brown. Serve immediately.
Your finished bowl of French Onion Soup will look something like this!
This is one of our all time favorite soups! I love it for dinner on a chilly evening. It's so filling and delicious! Plus, if you make a huge pot of it, you'll have plenty left over for lunches or to share with friends and family.
We hope you'll give this a try & let us know what you think!
Have a wonderful Tuesday!