French Onion Soup

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Years ago I never thought I’d be craving French onion soup. I didn’t like onions, at all. None of them. I don’t remember when it happened, but one day I realized onions weren’t so bad. Sometimes I can’t get enough of them. You know that feeling, when you’re eating something and you think to yourself, omg this needs more onions! No? Just me?

This soup is de-lic-ious. Like, seriously. So good. My nose was in heaven when the onions were simmering in melted butter. It took a lot of willpower to not devour the soup before it was done. An important thing to note, this does take about 4 hours to make, but it’s totally worth it!

Ingredients (serves 2-3)
2 1/2 large sweet onions
1 stick unsalted butter
3/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tbsp paprika
~10 shakes of oregano leaves
32 ounces beef broth, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
french baguette
gruyere cheese, to taste

Instructions
Peel onions and slice 1/8-inch thick. In a large pot (I used a dutch oven), melt the butter. Add the onions and cook, uncovered, over low heat for 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the black pepper, paprika, and oregano leaves; saute over low heat for 10 more minutes, stirring frequently. Pour in 24 ounces of beef broth. Increase heat and bring to a boil.

In a small bowl, dissolve the flour in the remaining 8 ounces of broth. Stir into the boiling soup.

Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours. Season with salt. Pour into small ramekins, top with a slice of bread and a sprinkling of grated gruyere. Heat under the broiler until the cheese melts.

Refrigerate overnight. Leftover soup can be frozen. Heat soup in microwave or on stovetop.

Recipe adapted from Food.com.

2 thoughts on “French Onion Soup

  1. I am the greatest lover of soups and cheese ;) The picture is really amazing and I just loved the recipe…I hope it will do wonders :) Sure going to try this one ! Amazing blog <3 it !!

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