There is nothing quite as comforting as a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter day. And when it comes to soup, few things are as comforting or delicious as French Onion Soup.
This classic soup originated in France and has long been a favorite in some of the world’s most renowned restaurants. While French Onion Soup may sound complicated, it is actually quite simple to make.
In this post, we’ll show you how to make this beloved soup from scratch so you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home.
The first step in making French Onion Soup is to gather all the required ingredients. These include onions, butter, beef broth, flour, dry white wine, thyme, and a baguette for making croutons.
Start by thinly slicing two large onions and melting four tablespoons of butter in a large pot. Add the onions to the pot and cook over medium heat until they are translucent and soft. Once this is done, add two tablespoons of flour and stir until the onions are coated.
Next, add three cups of beef broth to the pot, followed by half a cup of dry white wine. Stir until everything is well combined and bring to a boil. Once the soup is boiling, reduce the heat to low and add half a teaspoon of dried thyme. Let the soup simmer for 15-20 minutes, until it has thickened slightly.
While the soup is simmering, preheat your oven to 350°F. Cut a baguette into thin slices and place them on a baking sheet. Brush the slices with olive oil and bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are crispy and golden brown.
Once the soup has finished simmering, it’s time to ladle it into individual bowls. Top each serving with a couple of slices of the baguette and sprinkle some grated Gruyere cheese on top. Place the bowls under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
There you have it – a delicious and comforting bowl of French Onion Soup that you can easily make at home. While this soup may take a bit of time to make, the end result is well worth the effort.
And if you have any leftovers, they can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated for a quick and satisfying meal at any time! So why not give this recipe a try this winter, and cozy up with a bowl of French Onion Soup?