Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is classic French Onion soup with a twist. The recipe comes from the Orchard's restaurant in Sedona, Arizona. It's a big recipe but obviously can be cut down.
- 3 lbs onions, julienne cut (about 9 large)
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup white wine
- 8 cups beef consomme
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 8 slices sourdough bread
- 8 slices swiss cheese
- 1 dash Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
- In a large skillet, saute onions in butter until brown.
- Set aside.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar and white wine. Stir constantly until mixture is reduced by about 80 percent. Watch carefully that it doesn't turn to caramel!
- Add reduction to large pan with beef consomme.
- Bring to a boil and stir in the sauted onions, salt and pepper.
- Simmer for 30 minutes.
- For maximum flavor, this soup is better if you immediately cool and then reheat just before serving.
- To serve, spoon 6 to 8 ounes of soup in an ovenproof bowl, place a slice of sourdough bread over the soup and sliced swiss cheese over the bread.
- Place under broiler until the cheese is melted.
- Serve immediately.
I chose to make this dish for moan & groan over the best comfort food ! This is a twist from what I am use to having. Step 2 is what realy makes this soup different and good. I look forward to making this again. Excellant.
Made a small batch of this for lunch this weekend - absolutely delicious! I can't wait to make it again! I love French Onion soup but had never made it myself...I am SOO glad to have found this recipe!! **Went to market 2007**
Excellent soup, I follwed just as written except cut in down by abou 1/4. I let it cool in the fridge and served it the next day. Very very good!