French Onion Soup – New York Times (Video)

My best friend LOVES a good French onion soup.  So I decided to take on the challenge of trying to find a really good recipe for her to try out, and this one’s a keeper.

This one came from Sara Bonisteel  over at the New York Times.  The depth of flavor in this soup makes it worth the time it takes to put it together. It takes one hour to caramelize the onions, which means you can’t leave the kitchen.  So, pour yourself a glass of wine, have some bread and cheese while you’re stirring and waiting for your delicious onion soup! Once they are caramelized, it’s a piece of  cake. Let’s jump right in!

What you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 to 4 large red or yellow onions (about 3 pounds), peeled and thinly sliced
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
  • 2 quarts (8 cups) beef stock
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
  • French bread cut into 8 to 12 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 ½ cups grated Gruyère cheese

Instructions:

Melt butter in Dutch Oven over medium heat.

Add onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stir and cover for 5 minutes. I used both red and yellow onions, which is what I had on hand.

Remove lid and let onions caramelize until golden brown over medium heat, and be sure to give it a stir every now and then! This process can take anywhere from 45-60 minutes. You can turn the heat down a bit if they are cooking too quickly, and even add a couple of tablespoons beef stock or water if you feel that they are burning. Also, remember to warm your beef broth while the onions are cooking! This is how my onions looked like after 60 minutes:

Now add the wine and the sherry, give a stir and bring to a boil. Add the flour, stir, and let thicken for 1-2 minutes.

Next, add the warmed broth, salt and pepper to the onion mixture, and boil uncovered for @ 10 minutes.

Just a few more minutes!!! While the soup is boiling, grate your cheese.

Heat your broiler. Place oven safe casserole/onion soup bowls on a baking sheet, add soup, one slice French baguette and top with cheese.

Broil 1-2 minutes, please keep an eye on it, you don’t want the cheese to burn, just to melt.

That’s it!!

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Link to original recipe: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017256-french-onion-soup

French Onion Soup – NewYork Times

A Delicious soup with great depth of flavor, from Sara Bonisteel over at the New York Times. Worth every minute spent cooking!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 lbs red and/or yellow onions
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt more to taste
  • 8 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp black pepper more to taste
  • 1 loaf French Bread cut into 8-12 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 ½ cups grated Gruyere Cheese

Instructions
 

  • Thinly slice onions. Melt butter in Dutch Oven over medium heat.
  • Add onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stir and cover for 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid and let onions caramelize until golden brown over medium heat, and be sure to give it a stir every now and then! This process can take anywhere from 45-60 minutes. You can turn the heat down a bit if they are cooking too quickly, and even add a couple of tablespoons beef stock or water if you feel that they are burning.
  • Warm beef stock in saucepan.
  • Add the wine and the sherry to the onion mixture, give a stir and bring to a boil. Add the flour, stir, and let thicken 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the warmed broth, salt and pepper to the onion mixture, and boil uncovered for @ 10 minutes.
  • While the soup is boiling, grate your cheese.
  • Heat your broiler. Place oven safe casserole/onion soup bowls on a baking sheet, add soup, one slice French baguette and top with cheese.
  • Broil 1-2 minutes, watching carefully. Serve immediately.
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