Well, look what I’ve just got for you. It’s Easy French Onion Soup Recipe. Don’t be intimidated by French cooking, because this easy twist on a French classic will make you believe that sophisticated cuisine doesn’t have to be a rocket science.
Easy French Onion Soup Recipe
My first trip to France was in the middle of 2000s. I vividly remember my excitement and joy from going to one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The country, that I still consider to be my favorite. Beautiful Baroque architecture, drenched in history streets of Paris, French language and of course mouthwatering and top notch French cuisine. All of this has left a significant impact on the shaping of my culinary and cultural preferences.
From that moment on I fell in love with European food, culture and everything Europe related. That’s why I dedicated this blog to the most delicious European recipes. And you my friend, if you popped onto this page, I believe that you’re just like me obsessed with French, Italian, Spanish etc cuisine. And for you, there’s nothing better than a good cheese plate over a glass of Pinot Grigio or a bowl of creamy Mustard Chicken followed by lighter than air Lavender Creme Brûlée. Am I right? If you said “yes”, here’s the good news. You’re in the right place to find all these mouthwatering recipes.
And if you came here for the easiest ever French Onion Soup recipe, you’re in the right place too. We’re all busy people and many of us are busy moms, who can’t afford to spend hours on the kitchen. That’s why most of my recipes are easy yet absolutely mouthwatering.
Speaking of French Onion Soup, the chances are that somehow somewhere you’ve already tried it and want to recreate its taste and flavor at home. Or, maybe you’ve never tried this soup, but heard rave reviews about it and would love to try it too. Before we get started, here’s what you need to know:
- French Onion Soup is one of the easiest soups ever
- It requires minimal ingredients
- Thanks to a slow caramelisation of onions, soup comes out extremely flavorful.
- When you place a few slices of cheese topped toasted baguette on a soup and broil it for a few minutes, you get one of the most satisfying and comforting bites ever.
I hope I convinced you already. So go ahead, stock up on the ingredients and get the soup bubbling away.
- 1 very large onion, about 1½ pounds, halved thinly sliced
- 5 tablespoons butter
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, minced
- 3½ cups broth (chicken, beef or vegetable)
- 6 slices white baguette
- 1½ cup Gruyere + Provolone cheese, grated
- Melt butter in a large Dutch oven. Add onions, reduce the heat to medium low and cook stirring constantly until tender and caramelised. Don't let the onions stick to the bottom of the pot. They should be rich brown colour with distinctive smell. It will take about 50 minutes. Whisk in flour and simmer stirring constantly for 5-7 minutes.
- Stir in sugar, salt, pepper and thyme.
- Add broth and simmer with a lid on for 25 minutes.
- Preheat the broiler.
- Ladle soup between 3 ramekins and top with a few slices of baguette. Generously sprinkle with Gruyere cheese.
- Place the ramekins into a rimmed baking sheet and broil for a few minutes until cheese melts and starts to brown.
- Serve immediately!
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