French Onion Soup Recipe

French Onion SoupFrench Onion Soup

A friend of mine gave me this french onion soup recipe to dispel the myth that southerners don't have class. Okay I must admit that you won't find this soup recipe in many southern collections or on southern dinner tables every night. 

But every now and then we like to get dressed up all fancy and this is just one soup recipe we use for special occasions.

Despite the recipes rich taste, this soup recipe is simple to prepare and cooks up in just under 20 minutes. Therefore, if you're a fan of soup and are short of time this soup recipe is ideal. 

If you're ready to learn how to make french onion soup from scratch this is the recipe to have. Here is the soup recipe for your enjoyment.

This french onion soup recipe serves 4. 

French Onion Soup

You will need the following ingredients and cooking utensils for this recipe:

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 quarts (6 cups) beef broth
  • 4 cups onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of french bread, 1/2 inch thick
  • 1-1/4 cups grated Swiss cheese
  • minced parsley

Cookware and Utensils:

  • large soup or heavy bottom stock pot
  • measuring cup
  • sauce pan
  • 4 oven proof bowls

Recipe Instructions:

  1. In a large soup pot, simmer beef broth over low heat.
  2. Add butter to a sauce pan. When butter is melted, add onions then cook and stir until onions are clear and soft. Transfer onions to soup pot.
  3. Cover soup pot with lid and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until onions are tender. Add wine and salt and pepper to taste during the last 2-3 minutes of simmering.
  4. While onion soup is simmering, pre-heat oven under the broil setting.
  5. Place sliced bread into oven proof soup bowls. Next pour onion soup over the bread and top with grated Swiss cheese. Place bowls on top oven rack and broil until cheese begins to bubble, about 2 minutes. Before serving sprinkle with parsley.

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I'm sure you'll enjoy this Recipe.

Don't eat all the soup at one sitting put some away for leftovers. The soup will taste just as good and I think even better the next day. Go ahead and give this great recipe a try today. You won't be disappointed at the results you're going to get.

To give your French onion soup a unique twist, try adding some of these toppings:

  • Crispy bacon bits
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Chopped chives
  • Cubed Gruyère cheese
  • Crumbled croutons or garlic bread croutons
  • A drizzle of truffle oil or balsamic vinegar
  • Toasted nuts like almonds or walnuts.

These soups might be perfect for chilly days