French Onion Soup

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French Onion Soup

I like to make this soup in a bread bowl, but it works great it ramekins or soup crocks also.

  • 4 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup Dry white wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 bread bowls
  • 8 thin slices Gruyere or Swiss cheese

Preparation

1 In a large pot, saute the onions in the oil on medium high heat until well browned, not burnt, be patient it will take 30-40 minutes. Add the sugar about 10 minutes into the cooking.
2 Add garlic, saute 1 minute. Add the stock and water, wine, bay leaf and thyme. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and discard the bay leaf.
3 Preheat the oven to broil. Hollow out the bread bowls. If desired put one slice of cheese on the bottom of the bowl and place in oven for 2 minutes. Ladle soup into the bowls and then place on baking sheet in the oven to broil for about 8 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Special instructions

I like to make this soup in a bread bowl, but it works great it ramekins or soup crocks also.