How to Make French Onion Soup (Video)

This stuff is awesome! It’s a classic, delicious French soup and it’s the easiest thing in the world to make. You can get creative and make french onion croutons or just the classic bread and cheese topping. What better way to warm up on a cold day? All you need are a few basic ingredients and a date to make it for. French Onion = French kissing. We swear. Try this.

What You Need:

  • 4 Onions  – thinly sliced
  • Some good beef broth about 2 quarts
  • 1 cup of red wine
  • 2 Sprigs of thyme
  • 2 small cloves of chopped garlic
  • Bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter  – about 1/2 stick
  • Flour  – about 3 tablespoons
  • French baguette
  • Gruyere cheese – you can use Swiss cheese as well
  • Beret hat to wear while making it (kidding, sort of)

Make French Onion Soup

1. Put your butter in your pan and melt

2. Add all of your onions, bay leaf, thyme, and garlic, and cook on medium heat for about 25 minutes until onions are golden brown. Don’t forget to add some salt and pepper.

3. Once onions are brown add your red wine, turn up heat and cook until wine is reduced and almost evaporated

4. Remove bay leaf and thyme sprigs (so you don’t eat them)

5. Dust your onions with your flour and cook another 5 minutes to cook off flour taste

6. Add your beef broth and bring to a boil and then let simmer for 10 minutes.

Soup is done!

Make Your Topping

1. Slice your baguette.

2. Top with cheese and bake at about 350 degrees for 10 minutes until bubbly and melted.

3. Float your croutons in your soup.

Tip: If you want to just top the entire soup add your bread and cover top with cheese and put entire bowl of soup with topping in a heat- proof bowl and cook at 350 degrees until topping is melted. You can also broil this, but you need to keep a close eye so you don’t burn.

French onion is a snap!


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