I came across this recipe almost two years ago and finally got around to making it last weekend. It was so good there’s no way I’ll wait another 2 years before making it again! In addition to being very tasty, it’s also an easy recipe to prepare.
French Onion Soup
2 Tbs olive oil
3 Tbs butter
6 C thinly sliced onions (2-3 onions, depending on size)
1/2 tsp sugar
2 1/2 quarts beef broth
1/2 C dry white wine
sprig fresh thyme (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
4-8 slices French or toasting bread (amount depends on number of servings)
1-2 C grated Gruyere cheese (amount depends on number of servings; Swiss cheese may be substituted)
Heat the oil in a heavy 5-6 qt. pan. Add the butter. When the butter has melted, add the onions and cook slowly, covered for 10 minutes. Add the sugar and salt. Cook onions slowly until onions caramelize and turn to a rich brown color. Do not let them burn! This will take 45-60 minutes.
Add the wine and cook 5 minutes, still over low heat. Add the stock and check for seasoning. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
Toast the bread slices until golden brown. Ladle the soup into an oven-proof bowl, add the toasted bread and cover with the cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes or 5 minutes under a hot broiler.
Original recipe That’s My Home!