Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! This is our first as a married couple so we are celebrating by going out to dinner and a ballet this evening (the show was a wedding gift). If you are looking for something low key to do on Valentine’s Day with your special someone we have the recipe for you!
It’s been a “few” days since our last post. We’ve had a couple hit and miss meals since then but we think we found a gem for you today. We were hesitant to post a French onion soup for awhile now, because it does take a long time to make. However, other than caramelizing onions, the recipe is quite simple.
Since it is hard to explain how to properly caramelize onions, We found this video which you should watch beforehand to learn how to properly caramelize onions:
So what the hey, if you have time one weekend give this a try and let us know how it went!
French Onion Soup
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- Servings – 8
- Prep time – 15 minutes
- Cook time – 90 minutes
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 large onions, thinly sliced
- 3 large cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon flour
- 6 cups beef stock
- 2 bay leaves
- ½ cup red wine
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Provolone cheese slices
1. Heat the butter and oil in a large pot over high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Add the salt and turn down to low. Allow the onions to cook down until caramelized for about 45 minutes, stir occasionally (see video above).
2. Add in the flour and cook for one minute. Add in the beef broth, bay leaves, red wine, thyme and pepper and simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Spoon the soup into oven safe bowls and top with the croutons and cheese. Place under the broiler until the cheese becomes melted and golden brown.
4. Serve and enjoy!