Tuesday, January 24, 2012

French Onion Soup

A good friend requested this recipe for her husband, one of his favorites. I made this is culinary school and for my mom over Christmas break. She loved this recipe, but my brother, Farmer Boo said it tasted like soup with slimy worms (the onions) in it. Hope your try it out and your take is better than his on this amazing recipe.

You'll need:
2 oz. clarified butter
2 lbs. yellow onions
4 oz. dry red wine
1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
48 oz. brown stock
salt and pepper, to taste
8- 1/2 in. french bread slices
Gruyere cheese, grated

Place a 3/4 quarts pot over medium heat. Add butter, melt. Caramelize onions until brown. It will take about 45 minutes. Don't burn. Add wine and thyme and reduce by half.

Add stock, simmer, season. Simmer 25-30 minutes. Taste. Adjust seasoning. Ladle into oven safe bowls (ramekins are good for this) place two slices of bread on top. Add desired amount of cheese. Place on sheet pan. Broil until bubbly. Enjoy!!


  1. OH! French onion soup is the ultimate comfort food.

    Minted Magazine



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