French Onion Soup

Since 5 pound bags of onions were on sale at Shaw’s this week, I decided to purchase a bag with this soup in mind.  While this soup takes some patience to make, it is fairly easy.  The first step is to caramelize the onions.  Start by melting 2 tbsp. butter in a large pot.  Then slice 6 medium to large onions, first in half, then lengthwise.  Add 2 tbsp. dark brown sugar to the butter, and add onions, mixing well.  Cook over medium-low heat until caramelized, stirring occasionally.  Be prepared to wait for at least an hour for the right level of caramelization…  The browner the onions, the better…

French Onion Soup Recipe

6 medium to large onions

2 tbsp. butter or olive oil

2 tbsp. dark brown sugar

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. dried thyme

1/4 tsp black pepper

32 oz. carton of beef broth

3/4 c. white wine

1/2 c. cooking sherry

Caramelize onions in butter or olive oil, and brown sugar.  Add all other ingredients and simmer on low heat for several hours.  Serve with fresh bread.

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One Response to French Onion Soup

  1. Jason says:

    I can attest that this was delicious.

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