French Onion Soup

My sister-in-law Lauren makes some seriously good soup…she has a gift I tell you.  A few weekends ago, she brought over a big pot of this soup for lunch.  I felt like I died and went to heaven.  French onion is one of my all time favorite soups, and this recipe did not disappoint.  If you are a fan as well, you need to make this for a chilly day sometime soon!

you will need:
7 or 8 onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ cup dry white wine
8 cups beef stock
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
handful sliced scallions
handful parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
1 loaf French bread
8 slices each of good quality jarlsberg and provolone cheese

Saute onions and garlic in oil over low heat until tender and golden, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Sprinkle flour over onions, cook a few mints more, browning the flour.  Add stock and wine; bring to a boil.  Add thyme and bay leaf.  Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for about 40 minutes.  Add scallions and parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, slice the bread into ¾ inch thick slices and butter both sides.  Toast on a hot griddle until golden brown.

Ladle soup into ovenproof bowls, add toasted bread and cover with a slice of each cheese.  Place bowls on a baking sheet covered in foil under the broiler until cheese is browned and bubbly, about 5 to 7 minutes.

If you have leftovers, store everything separately and reheat accordingly. The leftovers are amazingly good as well!

serves: 6+
time: 30 minutes prep + 1 hour cooking time
adapted from:  Paula Deen

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