French Onion Soup

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by PianoCook

From a website called Dr. Delicious. When I heard the website name, I thought, "Really?" But it's actually the best recipe I've found for this. Even better if you make the French bread fresh that morning.

Top Review by Tinkerbell

DS is on spring break from school so I made this soup for a light lunch today. We both really enjoyed it. I loved the aroma of the wine while it simmered. I made the recipe just as stated & it was delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Vicki! Made & enjoyed for Spring 2009 Pick A Chef.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat butter & olive oil on medium high.  Add onions and cook 10-12 minutes until soft and beginning to brown.
  2. Putting 1 garlic clove aside, finely chop the rest and add to onions.  Add sugar and thyme and continue cooking on medium heat for 30-35 minutes until onions are brown, stirring frequently.  Sprinkle flour over and stir until well-blended.
  3. Stir in wine and stock and bring to boil.  Skim off foam.  Lower heat and simmer 45 minutes.  Add brandy if desired.
  4. Heat broiler.  Rub each slice toasted French bread with reserved garlic.  Place flameproof soup bowls on cookie sheet and fill 3/4 full with soup.  Float a piece of toast in each bowl.  Top with grated cheese, dividing evenly.  Broil 6 inches from heat for 3-4 minutes until cheese begins to melt and bubble. Serve hot.

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