French Onion Soup

 

French Onion Soup
Introduction: The most difficult part of this recipe is slicing the onions, but it is well worth it and better than the one served in any fancy restaurant.
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Recipe Source: Food Network
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablesppons¬†of dry thyme (preferably fresh sprigs)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans of beef broth
  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • ½ pound grated Gruyere
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper and cook until the onions are very soft and caramelized, about 25 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Discard the bay leaves and thyme sprigs (if used). Dust the onions with the flour, stir, cook for 10 more minutes.
  5. Add the beef broth, bring the soup back to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste
  7. Toast the bread in the toaster
  8. Ladle the soup into bowls, top each with 1 -2 slices of bread and top with cheese. Put the bowls into the oven to melt the cheese.

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