I’m trying not to be that person complaining about the chilly temperatures and rain because, well, it’s Spring in the Midwest. This soup will warm you up and wake up your senses!
This French Onion Soup smells fantastic cooking up in the kitchen. It’s super thrifty and simple, but takes a bit of your time. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
I have to admit, I made up my own finish. Typically recipes call for broiling the soup in oven proof bowls, but it seemed too complicated. (I could just picture myself spilling a baking sheet with hot bowls of soup on it!) Instead, I broiled the French bread until well toasted, and topped with cheese and broiled some more. Voila.
-2 Pounds Yellow Onions, sliced
-4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
-1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
-1/4 teaspoon Sugar
-3 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
-2 Quarts Beef Stock (low-sodium preferred)
-1/2 Cup White Wine
-Freshly Ground Black Pepper
-Slices of French Bread
-Parmesan, Swiss, or Gruyere Cheese
You might as well get comfy…or a glass of wine.
You don’t want to skimp out on this process.
Meanwhile, slice some French bread and put under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, until toasted well.
Top with cheese and put back under the broiler for 1-2 minutes.