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Rich French Onion Soup

Indulge in the decadence of my Rich French Onion Soup, a symphony of caramelised onions, savoury beef broth, and bubbling Gruyère cheese. Each spoonful is a journey through the heart of French culinary tradition, promising warmth and comfort in every bite. Get ready to elevate your soup experience to new heights.

Total Time
1 hour 20 min
Difficulty
Medium
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Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 1 kg yellow onions, thinly sliced
    50g unsalted butter
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 liters beef broth
    200ml red wine
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon sugar
    Salt and black pepper, to taste
    Baguette slices, toasted
    200g Gruyère cheese, grated
    Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    20 min
  • Cooking Time
    1 hour

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Method
    1. Caramelize the Onions:
      • In a large pot, melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the thinly sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30-40 minutes until the onions are deeply caramelized and golden brown.
    2. Deglaze the Pot:
      • Add minced garlic to the caramelized onions and cook for a minute until fragrant. Sprinkle sugar over the onions and continue to cook for a few minutes. Pour in the red wine to deglaze the pot, scraping the bottom to incorporate any flavorful bits.
    3. Add Beef Broth:
      • Pour in the beef broth and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat and let the soup simmer for about 20-30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
    4. Prepare the Cheesy Toasts:
      • Preheat your oven’s broiler. Ladle the hot soup into oven-safe bowls. Place toasted baguette slices on top of the soup, then sprinkle a generous amount of grated Gruyère cheese over the bread.
    5. Broil the Soup:
      • Place the bowls under the broiler until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and slightly golden brown, usually for 2-3 minutes. Keep a close eye to prevent burning.
    6. Serve:
      • Carefully remove the bowls from the oven (they will be hot!). Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs and serve immediately, savoring the rich aroma and indulgent taste of your homemade French Onion Soup.
    Pro Tips
    • Onion Selection: Opt for sweet yellow onions for a milder, naturally sweet flavor in your soup.
    • Cheese Melting: Broil the cheese just until it’s golden and bubbly for that perfect gooey texture.
    • Soup Enhancements: Add a splash of cognac or a dash of Worcestershire sauce for an extra layer of flavor.
    • Perfect Pairing: Serve the soup with a side of crusty French bread and a light green salad for a well-rounded meal.

Notes

Calories per Serving:
Approximately 400 calories (may vary based on specific ingredients used). Relish the gourmet experience without compromising on taste.

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