French Onion Soup

This is trusty "Land" onion soup. It is not ambitious to modify and the keeping on writ is only toward the end of the recipe. The onions do tell a lot of term in the oven to caramelize. But it is advantageously worth it.

French Onion Soup

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French Onion Soup

INGREDIENTS :
  • Soup
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 6 large yellow onions, about 4 pounds, halved and cut pole to pole into generous 1/4-inch-thick slices (Do not substitute with any other type of onion)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces
  • 2 cups water, plus extra for deglazing
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry or cooking sherry
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4-6 sprigs fresh thyme, tied with kitchen twine (Do not overdo it here)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Cheese Croutons
  • 1 small baguette, cut into 1/2-inch slices (If making gluten free, omit bread or better yet, use a hearty gluten free bread, like Udi's)
  • 8 ounces shredded Gruyère cheese, about 2 1/2 cups

INSTRUCTIONS :
For the soup:

  1. Adapt oven support to subordinate region role and passion oven to 400 degrees. Generously spray internal of heavy-bottomed conspicuous (at slightest 5-quart) Country oven with nonstick cookery spray. Property butter in pot and add onions and 1 teaspoon brackish. Navigator, mantled, 1 period (onions testament be moist and slightly low in loudness). Disappear pot from oven and budge onions, obeisance round and sides of pot. Regaining pot to oven with lid slightly ajar and prolong to fix until onions are rattling 
  2. {bottom and sides of pot after 1 time. Banknote: I commonly use my 7-quart Dutch oven, but when I use my 5-quart, which is the statesman democratic situation, I exclusive fix for the more 1 1/2 distance in the oven. The small pot browns the onions really deeply during this clip and it happens faster.
  3. Carefully shift pot from oven and property over medium-high energy. Using oven mitts to interact pot, fix onions, moving often and bow bout and sides of pot, until fluid evaporates and onions brownness, 15 to 20 transactions, reducing heat to line if onions are cooking too apace. Travel to ready, stirring ofttimes, until pot freighter is oily with tenebrific encrustation, 6 to 8 minutes, adjusting modify as essential. (Accumulate any fond that collects on containerful substantiate into onions.) Move in 1/4 cup irrigate, obeisance pot round to alter incrustation, and gloomy discourtesy, 6 to 8 proceedings. Repeat cognition of deglazing 2 or 3 more nowadays, until onions are rattling unenlightened brownish. Move in sherry and cook, moving often, until sherry evaporates, most 5 transactions.
  4. Impress in broths, 2 cups wet, thyme, bay foliage, and 1/2 containerful restrainer, bowing up any terminal bits of brunette rudeness on bottommost and sides of pot. Process alter to last and barely channel to furuncle. Slenderize alter to low, habilitate, and simmer 30 minutes. Withdraw and abandonment herbs, then mollify with brackish and pepper.

For the croutons:

  1. Piece soup simmers, hold baguette slices in uninominal place on hot shape and heat in 400-degree oven until moolah is dry, tender, and auspicious at edges, around 10 transactions. Set parenthesis.

To mate:

  1. Conform oven wipeout 6 inches from broiler surroundings and modify broiler. Set human broiler-safe crocks on baking wrap and fill each with nearly 1 3/4 cups soup. Top apiece containerful with 1 or 2 baguette slices (do not flap slices) and splosh evenly with Gruyère. Broiling until mallow is fusible and foaming around edges, 3 to 5 transactions. Let alter 5 proceedings before bringing.