Classic French Onion Soup: A Comforting Bowl of Warmth

Caramelized Onions, Rich Broth – Unveiling the Wonders of French Onion Soup

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Classic French Onion Soup is a comforting bowl of warmth that features caramelized onions, rich beef broth, and a blanket of melted cheese. This recipe offers a timeless and indulgent soup experience that’s perfect for chilly days.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Baguette slices
  • Gruyere cheese, grated

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Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add thinly sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized and golden brown, about 30-40 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle flour over the caramelized onions and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Slowly pour in beef broth and white wine (if using), stirring to combine. Add Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook for an additional 20-30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Preheat the broiler. Ladle the hot soup into oven-safe bowls. Top each bowl with a slice of baguette and a generous amount of grated Gruyere cheese.
  6. Place the bowls under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Carefully remove the bowls from the broiler and serve the Classic French Onion Soup hot. Enjoy this comforting bowl of warmth with crusty bread for dipping!