It is a real treat when my hubby cooks for us. His specialty is french onion soup and WOW does he deliver! I had such a fun time documenting his process and of course reaping the benefits of his hard work. This recipe is definitely a process and get ready to shed some tears with all of the onions. Cheers to my sweet hubby who blesses me when this meal shows up on the menu board!
1/2 c. unsalted butter
4 onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 bay leaves
2 fresh thyme sprigs
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 c. red wine, about 1/2 bottle
3 heaping tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 quarts beef broth
1 baguette, sliced
1/2 lb. grated Gruyere (don't skimp…get the good stuff!)
If you have enough feel free to enjoy a little wine and cheese.
When you're ready to eat, preheat the broiler. Ladle the soup in bowls, top each with 2 slices of bread and top with cheese. Put the bowls into the oven to toast the bread and melt the cheese.
I would not change a thing to this amazing recipe!