French Onion Soup

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Spring has arrived in Montreal … so now mixed in with the snow we get some very cold rain. On days like these, there’s nothing quite like hot, cheesy French Onion Soup to warm you up!

I’m going to show you how to make this restaurant favourite right in your own kitchen. Get ready to be a superstar!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 large Spanish onions
  • 4 oz of shredded or sliced Swiss cheese
  • 4 oz of shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 2 cups (one box) beef stock
  • 1 slice of baguette per bowl (toasted or day old)
  • oven proof bowls or crocks

In this post I’m going to prepare 2 bowls, but the soup is actually enough for 4 bowls

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Melt butter in a medium sized pot on the stove

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Chop and add the onions to the butter

Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the onions start to get translucent

Here I added a pinch of herbs de province … just season to taste (pepper is good here)

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Add the beef stock.  Now … let’s add something special I didn’t talk about at the top!

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Semi Dry Sherry!

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Pour in about as much as you would for a shot (1 oz). If you don’t have sherry, try some wine … white or red will give different flavour profiles … play around!

Let this soup simmer on the stove top for about an hour

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Get your oven proof bowls and place them on a baking sheet

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Laddle soup into each bowl

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Fill to about the 2/3rd full mark

Place one slice of baguette on top of each bowl of soup (alternatively, you can place the baguette at the bottom of each bowl and pour soup over top)

Cover each bowl with shredded or sliced Swiss cheese

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Sprinkle the Gruyère on top of this

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Ready for the oven!

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This is gonna be good!

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Set the oven to broil

Broil until the cheese is bubbling and golden, just starting to brown

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Carefully take those bowls out, it’s ready to eat!

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So there you go, nice, warm, cheesy French Onion Soup

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Bon Apetit!

 

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