Do you love rich and delicious, gourmet-style, restaurant-style French onion soup?, you came to the right place! Welcome! I’m a big lover of French onion soup too. Especially in the winter months, but of course I can not pass a chance to enjoy it any time, especially when I’m at a French restaurant or any time French onion soup is calling my name 🙂
Back to French onion soup home made recipe, my recipe is not the average recipe found on the internet.
You need to have lots of onions, prepare to cry, prepare to stink your house and prepare at least one hour of your time to put your heart and soul into your French onion soup.
So let’s begin to the perfect French Onion Soup
- 3-4 Tablespoons butter (unsalted or salted is ok)
- 7-9 medium or even large onions (note: the onions will reduce their size dramatically during their caramelizing process) – white onions, sweet onions and yellow onions are ok. You can use 1 purple onion to add to the process as well. Slice the onions into half circles
- 2 quarts organic beef broth, full sodium (about 2 liters) I usually get mine from Trader Joe’s. You can use low sodium of course, then adjust your salt taste to your liking.
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme (some extra fresh thyme is good to use too)
- 1 cup red wine (Cabernet, Merlot or Pinot Noir is great)
- 1/2 cup dry sherry cooking wine (found in most supermarkets) Similar to this Holland House Sherry Cooking Wine. I see Amazon has crazy prices for this, but in your local supermarket you should be able to find it for $3-5 per 16 oz bottle.
- 3-4 Tablespoons Demi-Glace. This is optional, but I highly recommend this. It helps to thicken the soup and adds the rich gourmet taste to it. I searched for many different demi-glace; most of them sadly have added not needed chemicals and preservatives, but this one – More than Gourmet classic French demi-glace makes a cut. It is all natural, with no preservatives, GMO, fillers or chemicals. It is not cheap, but so worth it. I suggest you get a 16 oz tub to get a better price. Will last you much longer and you can use it for other gourmet style sauces.
- Salt and pepper to taste
- French bread or french baguette
- Gruyere cheese (Swiss, Mozzarella and Provolone will work too, but I suggest to mix it as well) My favorite combination is Gruyere and Swiss or Gruyere and mozzarella.
- 1 TBS Flour (optional and it helps thicken the soup)
- Green onions for decoration and to add the last touch (you can use fresh thyme too)
There’s no French Onion Soup Police!
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