I just love French Onion Soup. I only didn’t appreciate the recipe behind the soup one time. It was made with a piece of regular bread and a slice of cheese that came wrapped as ‘singles’. I only mention this because it was served at a very upscale restaurant. This recipe won’t disappoint you or your family. Made from scratch, sweet spices, and a secret ingredient you will never expect. Should I tell? I think I will make you read the recipe!
This French Onion Soup has a secret ingredient that adds flavor and a special WOW factor!
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 2 onions sliced
- 2 garlic cloves chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 fresh thyme sprigs
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup red wine
- 2 heaping tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 baguette sliced
- 4 slices Gruyére cheese
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
Add the onions, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, and salt and pepper and cook until the onions are soft, about 25 minutes.
Add the wine, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the wine has evaporated and the onions are dry, about 5 minutes.
Discard the bay leaf and thyme sprigs.
Add the flour and stir. Turn the heat down to medium low and cook for 10 minutes.
Add the beef broth, bring the soup to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.
Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
Preheat a broiler.
Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake until crispy.
Top the soup with 1-2 crispy baguette slices and a slice of cheese, then place back in the broiler until the cheese is melted.
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