Every fall I get this strong craving for soup. I want something filling, hot, spicy and yet delicious that keeps me warm and make me feel cozy at home, even before the weather gets cold. This recipe for the French onion soup does exactly that, plus it is easy to make and it uses basic ingredients that most of us usually have at home. I modified the original recipe (it usually includes bourbon) but I added more kinds of herbs and spices that I believe make it taste better (it is all about the right proportion of spices/herbs). Try it on a cold fall day and see for yourself!
- 4 onions
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- beef broth
- minced garlic (few spoons)
- Herbs & spices (I used paprika, Italian mix, Provence herbs, chili, red pepper flakes, black ground pepper, garlic salt, dry parsley, bbq mix)
- 4 cups of water
- Cheese (I used Mozzarella)
- Few slices of white bread
- Bacon (optional)
Makes 4 servings
Time – 20 minutes
- Take a small pot and fill 60-70% of it (or 4 cups) with water and put to boil
- Meanwhile peal and cut 4 onions into small pieces and put them to fry on a frying pan (use butter instead of oil) for better taste and add minced garlic
- When water boils, reduce the temperature to low and add salt, 2 bags of beef broth (to be dissolved) and a tablespoon of butter. Stir everything.
- As the onion fries and changes its colour to brown, remove it from the frying pan and add it to the pot, stir everything
- Let it cook for 15 minutes until the soup becomes brown in colour. Add all spices/herbs and stir well
- For additional flavour you may fry few bacon strips cut into small pieces and add them to the soup
- Once the soup is ready, pour it into 4 (depending on the number of servings) small oven-safe dishes, place a slice of bread on top and cover with cheese
- Place dishes with soup in the oven for 400 F (200 C) to broil for approximately 4 minutes or until the cheese melts and gets orange in colour
- Remove the oven-safe dishes from the oven and enjoy!