Classic French Onion Soup
One of my favorite classic soups is French Onion. To many people, it is intimidating, but I can assure you it is quick and easy. After making it at home, you will never want it out of a can or from your favorite steakhouse again!
This past Valentine’s Day, we didn’t get out to go out, so I made this soup along with a simple wedge salad.
Make your soup:
–> Melt 1/2 cup of butter and add 4 large sweet onions that have been sliced, 1 clove of minced garlic, 2 bay leaves, 1/2 tsp dried thyme and salt & pepper. Cook for 25 minutes until the onions have cooked and are soft.
–> Add 1 cup of red wine (nothing fancy, keep it cheap and simple). I have a bottle of Robert Mondavi Merlot that I keep on hand for cooking. Boil and reduce the heat. Simmer for 5 minutes to cook off the alcohol.
–> Remove your bay leaves.
–> Dust the onions with 3tbsp of all-purpose flour. Stir to coat the onions and cook on low for 10 mins.
–> Add 2 quarts of beef stock (I always buy low sodium). Simmer for 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to your tastes.