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Sunday Slow Soupers: French Onion Soup

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Sharon shared this wonderful recipe for French Onion Soup. It was the best I have ever made! Perfect! Glad there is some left!

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French Onion Soup

2 lbs. yellow onions, peeled, halved lengthwise, then sliced thinly crosswise
2 Tbsps. oil
2 Tbsps. butter
3 sprigs fresh thyme
1 dried bay leaf or 2 fresh bay leaves
¾ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. sugar
2 tsps. all-purpose flour
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
¾ C. dry white wine (or red wine)
6 C reduced-sodium beef broth (48 fl oz.)
6 diagonal slices of baguette
½ lb. shredded Gruyère (or Comte or Emmental) cheese
2 Tbsps. finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional)

Heat butter and oil in a heavy 4- to 5-quart pot. Add onions, thyme, bay leaves, sugar and salt. Stirring frequently, cook onions over moderate heat until they are very soft and deep golden brown, about 45 minutes. Add flour and pepper, and stir for 2 minutes. Add wine and stir for 2 more minutes. Add broth and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.

While soup simmers, preheat oven to 350°F.

Arrange bread in 1 layer on a baking sheet and toast, turning over once, until completely dry, about 15 minutes. Remove croutons from oven and preheat broiler. Put heat-proof soup bowls in a shallow baking pan.

Discard bay leaves and thyme from soup and divide soup among bowls, then put a crouton in each. Add enough shredded Gruyère to cover crouton, then sprinkle each with Parmigiano-Reggiano (if using).

Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes.

Make ahead: Soup can be made and refrigerated or frozen (of course, do not add croutons and cheese to soup if making ahead); cool soup completely, uncovered, then refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze. Reheat soup before proceeding with recipe.

Makes 6 servings

Comments (5)

Barb Cabot:

Anything with onions I can't resist but French onion soup is my very favorite! Thank you.

Your soup looks wonderful. I loved this soup also. Wish I had some onions in the house-would probably have to make it for lunch again.

Marcia:

I love how one recipe gets so many different pictures, and they all look wonderful.

It was great soup wasn't it! I wish that I had mroe left. :-(

nancyhol:

None left at our house either. But I do have a bunch of onions . . .

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