Best French Onion Soup Recipe – how to make onion soup

Best French Onion Soup Recipe – how to make onion soup

August 5, 2019 88 By William Morgan


chef buck here and today
we’re going to cook up some French onion
soup super easy to make… it’s a
great way to use up a lot of onions if
you need to which I need to …I have an
overabundance of onions around the house
and they’re going to getting a little
long in the tooth got to be used up
before they go bad so first thing
I’m going to do slice them up and cut
them up into whatever shapes and sizes
you want it doesn’t matter but whatever
works for you I actually like them in
slices so it looks like a lot of onions
I mean it is a lot of onions but
you’re going to want to have a whole
bunch of these things because this is
pretty much all that’s going to be in
the dish and this is going to cook down
quite a little bit so start with a lot
of onion…. I’m going to get me a pot to
sautee my onions in and it’s going to
take a while to caramelize these down
… turn it on medium high heat
I got about a tablespoon and a half of
butter here I’m going to throw in some
oil use whatever kind of oil you like
I’m using coconut oil …. so once my
oil and butter are all melted up just
going to toss in the onions… I got so
many they’ll barely fit in this pan but
that’s alright because like I said
they’re going to cook down it’s almost
nothing well not almost nothing but it’s
going to cook down a lot… I’m going to
reduce the heat down to medium this is
just a ridiculous amount of onions to
fit in this pot but you know life is
full of challenges…. I’m going to throw
some salt in here and the salt will
help draw the moisture out of these
onions help them to cook down and
caramelize and it’s going to take a
while which is why I reduced the heat
some people add sugar but I don’t think
you need to add sugar …it’s just
going to take time to caramelize …especially this
many onions… it’s going to be sweet
enough already …I am going to add garlic
though because I like garlic and this is
a lot of garlic because I like garlic so
you know that just makes sense …stir it around
get that salt over everything …get the butter mixed in with the onions and
then just take about 30 or 45 minutes
giving these an occasional stir …see how
long it will take for these to cook down
…. it’s only been 10 minutes
already these onions have cooked down
quite significantly
you know that salt helped to draw the
moisture out they’re starting to cook
down pretty fast getting that moisture
evaporated out but we’re a long way from
carmelization ….so my onions have been
cooking for about 20 minutes
you know don’t see any browning down
there there’s still a lot of moisture in
here although my onions have cooked down it’s probably about a third full of pot
as when I started …I turned the heat down
just a little bit below medium and I’m
going to set my timer for another 10
minutes and we’ll come back and see what
it looks like after a total of 30
minutes cooking time… so it’s been a half
an hour now… I don’t have any color
yet on my oonions…you just got to
practice patience grasshopper… you can’t
rush French onion soup –you just can’t do
it …so I’m just going to let it keep
cooking away and we’ll check back in
a little bit see what it looks like…. so
now it’s been about 45 minutes
I’m starting to get a little color on
the bottom of my pan
the onions are starting to
color up a little bit, it’s
turning into an ooey gooey oniony mess…
thickening up …but I’m going to let it
continue to cook away here for a few
more minutes because we want our onions
to be nice and golden ….it’s been about
five more minutes
all the brown bits have come off
the bottom and these onions have really
darkened up… I didn’t add anything in
here….you could add some vinegar
or a little bit of white
wine in here to de-glaze the pan… but I really
don’t need to deglaze it… but I am going
to add a little bit of vinegar in here
just for flavor… I’m going to go ahead
and add in a little bit of a freshly
ground black pepper
… I’ll wait till later and see if
I need to add any salt in because I’m
going to put some broth in here which
has some salt in it plus I added some
salt earlier… I’m going to add a little
bit of Italian seasonings and this is
optional …you could just put some
thyme or some other season if you like
but I’m just adding a little bit of
flavor ….I’m going to add in 2 cups of
vegetable broth …you can use vegetable
broth or chicken broth or beef broth
whatever you like but I’m going to keep
this a vegetarian dish …I’m going to
raise the temperature to
bring it up to a boil… now one thing
about a onion soup…I kind of
associate it with having a beefy flavor
but I usually don’t keep beef broth on
hand … usually I use chicken
broth or vegetable broth but Worcester
Shuster sister Shire sauce is a nice
addition to onion soup because it has
a kind of a “meatiness”
so if you’ve never used
worcestershire in French onion soup
definitely give it a go… now I could
added some flour in here
you know once the onions were caramelized
before I put the broth in …and that would have made it a
little more gravy-like …giving it a
thicker consistency with the flour but I
don’t think that’s necessary but that’s
an option if you want to add flour and
make it into more of a gravy
you can definitely do that so…
let the pot come up to a bubble and I’m going
to reduce it down to low then
go ahead and cover it up …let it
simmer away on a low
heat ….now you can eat this onion soup
just like this here …but that wouldn’t
be a very exciting fancy-pants bowl of
onion soup , so we’re
going to have to fancy it up so that it
looks like a fancy-pants
soup …you just want to get a little bread
…toast it up to put on top
now you can take some bread and just
slice it and just toast it like this
and then lay this on top of the
French onion soup I mean that’s
traditionally how it’s served but that’s
kind of cumbersome I don’t like that so
this is a little thing that I like to do
… go ahead and cut it up into
smaller crouton shapes and then I’ll put
that on my soup you know and melt cheese
over that because then it’s easier to
eat and I’m all about the easier to eat
well I got my oven on broil …and I’ll
just slide it in here and toast these
bread crumbs up …now you want to take an oven-safe bowl …
fill your bowl up with some onion soup
….once my croutons are all toasted up
I’m going to place those on
top of my soup and then you want to
generously top it with whatever kind of
cheese you like I mean traditionally you
use a gruyere cheese but you can use a
combination of Gruyere and Swiss or
Monterey Jack whatever kind you like
just use a lot
got my cheese covered on my croutons
… just
gonna slide it in here under the broiler
… so it’s just been four minutes
and it looks nice and toasty and bubbly
as you can see I got my camera girl back
in action ….this is the
part where you got to be careful this is
the lethal part …where death may occur
alrighty …you ready to give it a go
camera girl …oh I think it’s still a
little molten lava-ee
you ain’t afraid of no molten lava are you?
my tongue is! ….I
love the crust on French onion soup
think it’s
food not enough for you to risk it ?
it smells so good I want
to try
I got the
bread chopped up … I got those
croutons chopped so it’s easier to
eat ….
MMMM….creamy dreamy huh….MMM… like dessert
French onion soup is so sweet
French onion soup can be made with a lot
of fancy-pants expensive cheeses and
things like that
yeah yeah this is just a mix of some
cheese we had in the fridge a little
Swiss a little parmesan a little
Monterrey Jack I like using
white creamy cheeses …the parmesan
gives a little bit of bite…it does need
an edge against the sweet
onions
we’ll leave camera girl to finish up her
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