Cook2 hrs 15 mins
I came up with this recipe because I couldn't find one that had all of the flavors I was looking for. I think the result is pretty delicious and the people I have served it to, all french onion soup elitists, have declared it one of the best they have had. I hope you will give it a shot!
- 2 1⁄2 lbs peeled sweet onions
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 56 ounces beef broth
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 1 1⁄2 cups cooking sherry
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- French baguette
- gruyere cheese
- shredded parmesan cheese
- Thinly slice onions.
- Melt butter in a large stockpot, once melted add onions.
- Saute onions over medium-low heat until they are soft and clear, about 30 minutes.
- Add pepper, paprika, and worcestershire sauce and saute 10 minutes more.
- Mix all liquid ingredients together with flour and salt.
- Add liquid mixture to stock pot.
- Simmer for 1.5 hours.
- Pour soup into oven-proof crocks and place on a baking sheet.
- Top each crock with a baguette round and large slice of gruyere cheese. Sprinkle paremesan cheese over the gruyere.
- Place under broiler until tops are browned and bubbling.
Kellymac, outstanding flavors! I loved this soup. So easy and really good! I used half TX sweet onions and half regular yellow, and I used a real Bourbon-barrel aged worcestershire sauce from Kentucky I buy at Whole Foods which is syrupy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!
WOW!!!! This soup is delicious. Easy to make and soooooo good! I was looking for a recipe that used sherry and this one fit the bill. I topped it with homemade garlic croutons and a thin slice of provolone cheese.
I would not call myself a french onion soup elitist, but I am a french onion soup lover! So far my favorite is Jason's Deli. This, however, is a close second. The only changes I made were to not use fresh ground pepper (I just don't like the taste of pepper that much so I use the really finely ground stuff) and to scale it back to serve two. This has a lovely flavor and smells great! Thanks for posting Kelly! [Made for Potluck Tag October 2009]