Simple French Onion Soup Recipe To Warm Your Heart
In my opinion, a few things are as comforting as a warm bowl of soup, and that soup becomes even more indulgent when it is loaded with the bubbling cheese. Wonder which soup is loaded with cheese? Well, of course, it is the ever-so-classic French onion soup. Now, just because I said French it doesn't mean that this dish is difficult to make. In fact, it is super easy and requires only a few ingredients. Read on for a simple French onion soup recipe.
2 onions (large, finely chopped)
55 grams butter
15 ml olive oil
300 ml chicken stock (you can use vegetable stock as well)
2-4 slices of bread (or 5-6 garlic toasts)
Cheese (as much as you want and any type that you want)
All purpose flour (maida) or wheat flour
1.5 teaspoon dried thyme
Crushed black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
In a large heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter with the olive oil.
Add into the pan your finely chopped onions and stir continuously. Make sure that onions do not stick to the pan and also try not to brown them. What we need for a good flavorsome soup is soft and tender translucent onions.
Once the onions become translucent, add the chicken or vegetable stock along with the salt and pepper according to your palette.
Let it simmer on the stove for about a minute.
Sprinkle some flour into the stock and stir well to thoroughly dissolve the flour. Adding the flour gives the soup thickness.
Turn off the heat and ladle the soup into oven-proof dishes. Add the bread cut into large pieces or the coasts closely broken in bite-size pieces into the soup-filled dish.
Add your cheese on top of the bread or toast pieces. And then spread some grated cheese right at the top to form a crust.
Put your oven on the broil setting, and let it sit in the oven until the cheese on top melts and begins to turn golden.
Remove from the oven and serve. But be careful, it's hot!
So who is ready for a hearty bowl of scrumptious French onion soup? I know I am!