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French Onion Soup

Makes 4 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2lb medium onions, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 12 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 34 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (12” thick) diagonal slices of baguette
  • 4 slices of provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the onions
    • Melt butter in a large pot.
    • Add thyme, bay leaves, salt, and onions.
    • Cook until soft and golden brown, stirring frequently (~45 minutes).
  2. Make the soup
    • Add flour and cook while stirring (~1 minute).
    • Add wine and cook while stirring (~2 minutes).
    • Add broth, water, and pepper.
    • Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally (~30 minutes).
  3. Make the croutes
    • While the soup simmers, preheat the oven to 350F.
    • Place bread on a backign sheet and toast, turning once, until completely dry (~15 minutes).
    • Add provolone cheese on top and bake until melted (~3 minutes).
  4. Serve it
    • Remove thyme and bay leaves from soup.
    • Ladle soup into bowls.
    • Sprinkle on parmesan cheese.
    • Place one croute in each bowl.