Have you ever had so many onions and NOTHING to do with them? Well luckily, you CAN do something with them!
You can make a delicious FRENCH ONION SOUP!
Here’s the recipe:
- 5 cups thinly sliced yellow onions (about 1½ pounds)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
- ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 8 cups beef or vegetable stock
- ½ cup grape juice concentrate
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup (or more if you like) Gruyere or Swiss cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 8 1-inch thick pieces of baguette, toasted until hard
- Melt butter and olive oil in a dutch oven pot and add in the onions. Place the lid on the pot.
- Allow to steep for 15 minutes on low heat.
- Remove lid and increase heat to medium and stir the onions.
- Add the salt and sugar to the onions and continue to stir, until the onions caramelize and are a golden brown.
- Add in the fresh thyme.
- Sprinkle the onions with flour and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.
- Add the grape juice, vinegar and stock, stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Bring to a simmer. Cover pot with lid partially and simmer for 30 minutes.
- While the soup is simmering, brush the baguette slices with melted butter.
- Preparing your oven safe serving dishes or ramekins.
- Ladle soup into ramekins and top with a butter baguette slice. Sprinkle bread with cheese.
- Place ramekins on a baking sheet and place under the broiler until the cheese is melted for about 5 minutes.
If you do want to use alcohol in your recipe look for: Let’s Get Onion-y! (A)