French Onion Soup

This time of year, when I'm hit with a lot of eating out with friends, and sugary treats I normally don't eat, plus way to much alcohol, this is one of my favorite soup recipes on those days when I just want something light.

It can be served with the usual french bread with melted Swiss cheese or without. I eat very little dairy so I often cut it out and use per-made puff pastry over the top. Follow package instructions and serve. This picture is without any bread or cheese. I ate it light, because in the prior days, I had eaten heavier foods.

French Onion

2 tbs. butter
3 tbs. olive oil
2 tbs. sugar
3 tbs. flour
3 large fresh white onions
5 cans of beef stock
2 cans of water
3/4 cup of red wine
1/4 cup of brandy
Salt and pepper to taste

Sour dough french bread, puff pastry & swiss cheese. (Optional)

Melt butter and add olive oil. Add sliced up onions. Saute until onions are almost clear. Add flour and Sugar, continue to saute for about 5 mins.

Add beef stock, wine and brandy. Bring to a rolling boil, turn down to simmer for 2hrs. Alcohol will cook down. To omit alcohol, add 1 extra can of beef stock.

Refrigerate left overs and eat on it for a couple of days, it only gets better. 

Serve with bread & cheese, or puff pastry, or alone.

No comments:

Post a Comment