Thursday, July 14, 2011
French Onion Soup
I fell in love with french onion soup the moment I ordered some from Panera Bread years ago. Now, let me tell you, I used to HATE onions. Like, despise them. These days, on a trip to Panera, this is THE soup I order. EVERY time. Here is a simple version that will please your palate. Enjoy.
8 C sliced onions
1/3 C butter
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 bay leaves
2 thyme sprigs
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 C white wine
4 tsp worcestershire sauce
2 qts beef broth
Salt and pepper, to taste
French bread + cheese
Cook onions in butter until caramelized or lightly brown, along with bay leaves and thyme (about 25 minutes).
Add the garlic. Cook 2 more minutes.
Add the white wine. Heat to boiling and cook until wine is evaporated and onions are dry.
Sprinkle with flour and cook for about 10 minutes.
Add beef broth. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Slice french bread. Toast in oven.
Ladle soup into remekins/bowls. Top with a slice of toasted french bread and top with cheese. Broil until bubbly and slightly brown.