Every time I go to a new restaurant and they have French Onion Soup on the menu, I try it. I have made many, many batches of my own and finally wrote down the recipe! I make it at home now for my family, so that I can use gluten-free bread to make the toasted cheese crouton on top. It is perfect for a cold winter night.
French Onion Soup
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
6 to 8 small sweet onions
5 cloves of garlic
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
5 sprigs of thyme
2 sprig of rosemary
2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
4 cups of broth (I like to use 3 cups of beef and 1 cup of chicken broth)
Bread (I used gluten-free bread)
About 2 cups of shredded mozzarella
Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat. Add onions, herbs and spices. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir and add balsamic vinegar. Stir for a minute or two then cover and cook covered for another 5 minutes. Repeat until onions are soft and fragrant (about 20 to 30 minutes). Add the broth and stir. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Toast bread with cheese and place on top of each mug or bowl of soup or place soup in oven safe bowls and add toast with cheese and put under broiler for a minute or two.
Serve this up on a snowy day with some mussels or a salad, then you have a very easy fancy dinner.
If onion soup is not your thing, you can find more of my soup recipes here: