This is perfect as written. Made the full recipe (just fit in a 6 qt. slow cooker) and I'll be lucky if I get to freeze half. ;) Been looking for the perfect FO soup recipe and now I've found it - a plus being less complicated than others I've tried - thanks!
Easy to make ... not too much fuss and tasted great, but mostly I Loved that it was not overly salty as many French Onion Soups are. I added quite a bit of pepper at the end to deepen the flavor though.
Loved this recipe. I pared it down a little bit--just four pounds of onions and about ten cups of broth.
Just before serving it, I dished it out into ramekins. Then I sliced the French bread, laid a slice on top of the soup, but partially sticking out of the bowl too. I sprinkled mozzarella cheese over top (didn't have any other variety at the moment) and broiled it for about 3 minutes. Turned out perfect!
YUM!!! I ran the onions through my mandoline for thinner slices. The house smelled so good while this was cooking! I've never made french onion soup and I'm glad that I chose this recipe! Thanks for posting, this was very tasty!
I have always wanted to know how to make French Onion Soup and now I do! This tastes just like it's supposed to. It's a perfect recipe! The only problem I had was trying to keep from crying while I chopped all those onions! Made for ZWT5 - Epicurean Queens
Delicieux, Sauge!I love recipes like this where you can freeze it so now I have 6 huge portions set aside for when life gets busier (or I get more tired?). I deglazed my pan with some merlot and later used merlot for STEP 11. I used Beef Stock which yielded me 5 cups of stock and then made some beef cubes/boiling water for rest of stock. I also used unsalted butter. I mixed the bay leaf, worcestershire, thyme, salt, and pepper in with the onion prior to pouring on the hot stock-just thought it would stir in easier. Used slices from French Bread Rolls for the bread portion. This recipe did not fit into my crock pot so simmered it in my stock pot on the stove instead. If it was a half recipe it would have fit into my slow cooker. I even put some of this into Crock Pot Beef Burgundy b/c I did not have a 12 ounce can of beef broth for that recipe (can had 10.5 ounces). Merci Sauge for sharing your wonderful recipe and also the helpful hints about using the food processor for slicing the onions. Made for my French jaunt during ZWT5 for the Chow Hounds.
MMMMMMM!! This was very good!! And a crockpot just makes it so simple! Never thought about freezing French Onion soup, but I bet this would freeze really well! :) I'll have to try that next time. Thanks so much! Made for ZWT4 Family Picks for the CAFE ZMAKK Gypsies!
Yummy! I made with sweet Vidalia onions. This soup is so good and I love that it is made in a crock pot. Made for ZWT4 Family Picks for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.