French Onion Soup For The Soul (Recipe)
It was Sunday, most of the family was together, the Vikings game was on (and YES we won, woohoo!), Plus my father made an excellent French Onion Soup for us to eat along with a baguette and french cheese (yes, we’re French!) Well, my father wanted to follow a new recipe and stumbled upon this Martha Stewart and Michael Rhulman video. Well needless to say it was the BEST dang french onion soup EVER (even better than restaurants people! Matter of fact it was so good I wanted to share it with you all today!
So get your booty in that kitchen and start making this yummy soup! And if you live in Mpls,MN don’t forget to invite me! ~wink~
5 minutes long (I’ll have the directions written below too!)
What you’ll need:
6 large onions
Gruyère cheese (a lot of it)
A dry Sherry
Red wine vinegar
- Get a big pot out OR a crock pot/slow cooker and put 1 tablespoon butter to melt and cover bottom of pot (so onions don’t stick).
- Cut 6 large white or yellow onions (you can even mix the kinds 3 and 3, doesn’t matter).
- Throw onions into pot, throw a few pinches of salt on onions, stir around a little.
- Cook onions on low while covered for four hours, occasionally stirring from time to time. While the onions cook, cut slices of a baguette and bake until crunchy and set aside when done.
- After 4 hours add water (NO NO to broth) 8 cups to be exact (that’s one LARGE measuring cup!)
- Add a dry sherry (that’s cooking wine for those of you thinking ‘say whhaaatttt?!!!’) add a little at a time, taste , make sure you don’t pour the whole bottle unless you’re Irish (oh man, only kidding!) a half cup or even less should do the trick! (like I said taste and add to your liking, but NO more than a half cup!)
- Add red wine vinegar (a couple of squirts) for acidity!
- Stir a little more, should look like brown mush! HA!
- Add a ladle or two into your broil safe bowls.
- Remember the baguette slices? well now’s the time to throw a slice into each bowl
- Lastly top off each bowl with Gruyère cheese and stick into broiler for 5 minutes.
- Now eat until your hearts content…
Maybe you should watch the 5 minute video, I don’t want to be responsible for anything… you can just blame Martha (mwahaha!) There’s nothing better than homemade soup on cold days. Have fun and enjoy this heart/soul warming soup… it was amazing!
Take care readers!
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