French onion soup is so easy to make, and exceedingly delicious!
One Pinterest user said; ” Every time I go out to eat I order French onion soup. This recipe makes me want to cook at home more often, why? Because it is just as good or even better than what I get from the restaurants I go to…and it is so easy to make!!!!”
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 6 onions
- 6 cups beef broth
- 1/2 cup dry sherry
- 1 cup croutons
- 1 cup gruyere cheese
- salt, pepper, and thyme to taste
- Put a big pot (cast iron enameled french cookware works best) on medium high, and melt some butter and oil in it. Start slicing 6 medium onions, adding them to the pot as you slice them. Then let them get soft and brown, stirring them often. This will take about 20 minutes.
- At this point, add salt, pepper and a little bit of thyme, then add about 1/2 a cup of dry Sherry. Deglaze the pot with it, let it evaporate. Pour in 6 cups of beef broth. Bring to a boil, and turn off, let steep for however long you want. It’s soup, so it’ll taste better the longer it stays in the pot.
- When you’re ready to eat, ladle soup into a bowl, add a few croutons on top, sprinkle with gruyere cheese and some more thyme, and broil until cheese is melted and bubbling.