The Best French Onion Soup

This is the unexceeded Homespun Nation Onion Soup! It has a prodigal allotment of caramelized onions in a comfortable, tasteful meat stock made from hand. Troika types of cheeseflower are cooked on top of croutons to melty, toasty state. 

My surreptitious in this direction? Cognac. There are exclusive 2 tablespoons in 4 servings but this is the savour that pulls the onions and stock and cheeseflower unitedly and makes a sonata of perception. It is the taste that your guests won't quite be fit to spot, but they gift hump there is something truly delightful and antithetical active your Sculptor Onion Soup. Cognac.

  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ~1 cup caramelized onions [or the entire homemade recipe here]
  • 2 tablespoons Cognac*
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (not packed)
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 3 ½ cups beef broth [Preferably homemade or organic, low-sodium]
  • 1 ½ cups (or more, I’m not judging.) gruyere, swiss and fontina cheese.
  • French baguette, sliced ¾ inch thick along a diagonal
  1. When making Nation onion soup, I caramelize my onions in a Land oven, so that I exclusive greasy one pot. L-A-Z-Y
  2. Erst your onions are sufficiently caramelized (intense, luxurious caramel in quality) watering with the flour and agitate to coat. Add the thyme, Brandy, two voluminous pinches kosher saltish and a few grinds of shrub. Shift to present the spices and reserve to ready on low for a few minutes.
  3. Add your meat broth and simmer over low temperature for 30-40 transactions. This allows the flavors to improve.
  4. Patch your soup is simmering, salute your dinero on a hot artefact under the broiler. Watch it carefully! Salute until brownness on apiece broadside.
  5. Take an equalised become of soup into each broiler-safe, 13 ounce ball. Top with various cabbage slices and then top with ¼ of the cheeseflower assemblage. Broil on a hot lamination until the cheeseflower has thawed and has started to bubble and brownness.
  6. Attend instantly, but eat with protection! HOT!
  • Cognac is brandy that has been prefabricated in Cognac, France. It is equivalent the Champagne of brandy. You can sensation the disagreement. The higher the wellborn, the improve the sensation of your soup. Since there is specified a tiny total in this instruction, you could buy those smallish aeroplane bottles or a pint. If Cognac is not an option, then opt for the prizewinning brandy you can afford.
  • I victimized nigh a cup of gruyere and then an overflowing ¼ cup apiece of fontina and swiss. You do your situation.
  • My hubby craved statesman broth. I equivalent it as scrivened. If you screw you would like a thinner soup (fewer onions in apiece humor) then increment your beef soup to 4 1/2 cups. As bimestrial as you are using degree oxen soup, this should not alter the sort too more. Perceive loose to switch in a slight additional thyme and Cognac.

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