Just finished having this for dinner, in a word: Terrific! Easy to prepare, my mandolin made quick work of the onions so cooking this soup was a breeze. This recipe is a keeper!
Made this for my husband and myself for a special New Year Eve supper. It was our first attempt at French Onion soup and this has been filed for future use. It was way better then any I have had at a restaurant. The only thing I would do different was not fill the soup bowls so full, they bubbled over in the stove with the bread and cheese. My husband finished his down to the last drop and I have never known him to order it but would always taste mine. Oh and I used a 1/2 and 1/2 combo of extra virgin olive oil and butter. This is so simple and easy to make, expecially for someone who has never tried to make it before. Thanks MizzNeszz for an awesome first course.
It was very very delicious. My husband said it is a really treat. I satuued onions about 40 minutes/ It had better flavour.
After browsing though just about every french onion soup recipe on RecipeZaar, I chose this one...and GOOD CHOICE, if I do say so myself! I caramelized the onions in butter rather than vegetable oil, hoping for maybe a little more 'authentique francais' flavor. Also added some dried organic thyme as suggested in some of the other french onion soups I saw. It was SO GOOD! And easy! Better than any French onion soup I've had in a restaurant by far- perfect flavor. We used an EXTREMELY hard (I hurt my teeth trying to bite a piece off) couple day old baguette and shredded swiss cheese! WONDERFUL MEAL! Thanks so much for posting! I'll be making this again and again!
Since I may have made French Onion Soup only one time before plus after reading one review about this is the simplified version and having criticism from my sister that my soup wasn't the best I can't say this is a great recipe but I liked the soup and enjoyed it the next day although not anymore than on day one. No wine was served because it was a no wine day for me and my sister but if I were to drink something with it I'd go with a light bodied red Beaujolais, or a fancy Greek Island red for something extra fun. Also I topped the soup with Parmesan by request of my mother who prefers it. I think the result was fine replacing swiss.
Very nice as a short cut recipe!
It is easy. and not at all what I would call French Onion soup. It lacks the deep rich flavors of French Onion Soup that has all the needed ingredients. I swear people on this site give far too much credit to recipes just because they are easy to make. In my book, "easy to make" usually translates to " Not full flavored, but edible". I guess if you want French Onion Soup Lite, this might be a higher star recipe.
Terrific soup! I used red and yellow onions in mine. I also used 4 beef bouillion cubes and fresh mozzarella cheese. I will definitely make this often. Thanks for sharing.
I found this version rather dull. I caramelized the onions for 40 minutes, per Julia child, and simmered for 40 mn. Still, not much flavor development. If I had followed the directions to the letter it may have been better!
I used 2 cups of onions to 4 cups of beef broth. (4 cups of onions seems like onion overload). I used ceasar crutons instead of the french bread since thats what I have on hand. Also, I prefer using sliced mozzarella instead of swiss. Overall very delicious & easy to make. Very filling.