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French Onion Soup

Easy

French Onion Soup

Nadia Boachie

Nadia Boachie

French Onion Soup

Method

French Onion Soup 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a large pot, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium heat. Add the onions; cook onions until softened, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are deep golden brown and caramelized, reducing heat slightly if onions seem to be browning too quickly, 25 to 35 minutes more. Stir in 2 cloves of minced garlic in the last 10 minutes of cooking.

  • Step 2

    Add wine and raise heat to high. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Tie thyme and bay leaves into a bundle with twine. Add broth and herb bundle to pot with onions. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, until broth is thickened and flavourful, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Stir in white wine vinegar. Taste and adjust seasoning.

  • Step 4

    Heat the broiler. Cut two 1/2"-inch thick baguette slices for every serving of soup. Place baguette slices on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in oven until crisp and dry but not browned, about 1 minute per side. Rub one side of each toast with the sliced garlic clove and set aside.

  • Step 5

    Place ramekins or ovensafe bowls on a rimmed baking sheet. Top each serving of soup with two garlic-rubbed toasts. Divide cheese among the servings, covering the bread and some of the soup. Carefully transfer baking sheet to oven and broil until cheese is melted and bubbling, 4 to 8 minutes. 

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French Onion Soup

Easy

French Onion Soup

Nadia Boachie

Nadia Boachie

French Onion Soup

Yields:

Serves 4

Prep Time:

0 hours 30 mins

Cook Time:

1 hours 15 mins

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Ingredients

French Onion Soup

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 3 pounds yellow onions (about 4 medium), halved lengthwise, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced plus 1 garlic clove, cut lengthwise

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 6 cups homemade or store-bought beef broth

  • 10 thyme sprigs

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

  • 1 baguette

  • 4 oz Gruyère cheese, grated or slices of Gruyère (about 3-4 slices per bowl)

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Method

French Onion Soup 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a large pot, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium heat. Add the onions; cook onions until softened, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are deep golden brown and caramelized, reducing heat slightly if onions seem to be browning too quickly, 25 to 35 minutes more. Stir in 2 cloves of minced garlic in the last 10 minutes of cooking.

  • Step 2

    Add wine and raise heat to high. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Tie thyme and bay leaves into a bundle with twine. Add broth and herb bundle to pot with onions. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, until broth is thickened and flavourful, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Stir in white wine vinegar. Taste and adjust seasoning.

  • Step 4

    Heat the broiler. Cut two 1/2"-inch thick baguette slices for every serving of soup. Place baguette slices on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in oven until crisp and dry but not browned, about 1 minute per side. Rub one side of each toast with the sliced garlic clove and set aside.

  • Step 5

    Place ramekins or ovensafe bowls on a rimmed baking sheet. Top each serving of soup with two garlic-rubbed toasts. Divide cheese among the servings, covering the bread and some of the soup. Carefully transfer baking sheet to oven and broil until cheese is melted and bubbling, 4 to 8 minutes. 

Tags:

Cooking At Home

Toronto Recipes

French Onion Soup