Rich and Creamy French Onion Soup
When the weather turns chilly, there’s nothing quite as comforting as a steaming bowl of rich and creamy French Onion Soup. This classic recipe brings together the sweetness of caramelized onions, the savory goodness of beef broth, and the richness of melted cheese, creating a symphony of flavors that will warm your soul.
- 4 large onions, thinly sliced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 8 cups beef broth
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Baguette slices
- 2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated
- Heat the butter and olive oil in a large pot over medium-low heat.
- Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are caramelized and golden brown, about 45 minutes.
- Sprinkle sugar over the caramelized onions and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Pour in the white wine and cook until it has mostly evaporated, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
- Add the minced garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Pour in the beef broth and add the bay leaf. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven broiler.
- Ladle the soup into ovenproof bowls, top each with a slice of baguette, and sprinkle with Gruyere cheese.
- Place the bowls on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, let cool slightly, and serve hot.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
This rich and creamy French Onion Soup is the ultimate comfort food. Caramelized onions, savory broth, and melted cheese come together in a symphony of flavors that will warm your soul.
Nutrition Information (per serving):
Calories: 375 kcal, Fat: 21g, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 15g, Fiber: 3g
When you serve this French Onion Soup to your family and friends, they’ll be impressed by the depth of flavor and your culinary skills. It’s the perfect dish for a cozy dinner on a chilly evening. So, gather your ingredients, follow these simple steps, and savor every spoonful of this delightful soup. Bon appétit!