Here is my recipes for Vegetarian French Onion Soup (Adapted from Tyler Florence)
2 yellow onions
2 sweet onions
1/2 cup unsalted butter
4 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup dry white wine
6 cups vegetable broth
2 bay leaves
1/2 pound grated Gruyere cheese
1. Chop up all the onions into thin half moon shaped slices and mince the garlic.
2. Melt butter in a large, thick bottomed sauce pan over medium-heat.
3. Toss in the onions and garlic. Evenly coat the onions with the garlic and butter.
4. Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, thyme, and brown sugar.
5. Stir, stir stir!
6. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook the onions until they are mushy, caramelized and brown. Stir occasionally! Mine took around 45 minutes (the longer they cook the more the flavor builds!).
6. Add in the white wine and let simmer for 5 minutes until the wine mostly evaporates. (Be careful, alcohol might cause it to flame up!)
7. Add in the vegetable broth and bring soup to a simmer.
8. Throw in the bay leaves and let soup simmer for 30 more minutes.
9. Discard bay leaves and remove from heat.
10. Turn on broiler.
11. Spoon soup into oven safe bowl.
12. Top with a slice of toasted bread and a generous amount of gruyere cheese.
13. Once broiler is heated, place soup in the oven on a pan. Wear oven mitts! I’m being a bad example:(
14. Keep a close eye on the cheese, you don’t want it to burn! But, bubble and gooey is good!
Here is a blast from my past…
The best cup of French Onion Soup I had was in Paris at a small restaurant by the Louvre called Bistrot d’Eustache. Here’s a picture, look at that deliciously oozing cheese…
I can honestly say that my soup is not as good, but it is still rather tasty (I’d say a close second favorite:) and very easy to make! It is also great comfort food on a cold winter day! Enjoy!