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French Onion Soup


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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French onion soup is one of our favorites, it is however known to be one of those “acquired taste” dishes. ┬áIf you haven’t given it a chance, we strongly suggest doing so, just make sure the cheese is cooled off.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c unsalted butter
  • 4 onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 T ground Thyme
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c red wine
  • 3 heaping tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts beef broth
  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 1/2 pound grated Gruyere cheese

Directions:

Melt the stick of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are very soft and caramelized, about 25 minutes. Add the wine, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the wine has evaporated and the onions are dry, about 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaves. Dust the onions with the flour and stir. Turn the heat down to medium low so the flour doesn’t burn, and cook for 10 minutes. Add the beef broth, bring the soup back to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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 Gruyere and broil until bubbly and golden brown. Ladle the soup in bowls and float several of the Gruyere croutons on top.


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Since Sarah & Coley first met, they have enjoyed sharing their love of food--cooking, baking, and culinary exploration. Random fact: when vacationing, they won't eat at any national chain restaurants. For their day jobs, Coley is a Financial Advisor with Investment Centers of America and Sarah is Adjunct Faculty at two local universities and CEO/Social Media Strategist at SociallySeasoned, LLC.
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