Soup for the soul.
I’m really excited to start incorporating delicious recipes as part of my posts for you. Making simple and delicious meals is part of my day to day and I enjoy it. One of my go to meals, is a simple french onion soup that Alan and I both adore. It’s flavorful and the perfect meal to curl up to on a cold, rainy day.
French Onion Soup Recipe:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
4 onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
2-3 fresh thyme sprigs
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup red wine
3 full tablespoons all-purpose flour (omit for GF)
2 quarts beef broth (or veggie broth for a vegetarian dish)
1 baguette, sliced
1/2 pound grated Gruyere
Melt the stick of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and salt and pepper and cook until the onions are very soft and caramelized. Add the wine and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the wine has evaporated. Discard the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Dust the onions with the flour and give them a stir. Turn the heat down to medium low and cook for 10 minutes. Add the broth, bring the soup back to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
When you’re ready to eat, preheat the broiler. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle the slices with the Gruyere and broil until bubbly and golden brown. Ladle the soup in bowls and float several of the Gruyere croutons on top.