French Onion Soup Recipe based on Julia Child’s recipe…always turns out amazing!
Easy, delicious, comforting French Onion Soup based on Julia Child's famous recipe!
- 5-6 large yellow onions sliced very thin
- 1 stick butter
- 64 oz. beef broth
- 1/2 teaspoon sage , ground
- 1 whole bay leaf
- 12 oz. Swiss, Gruyere, or Comte cheese shredded
- 1 loaf French bread sliced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- Cognac optional
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 loaf French Bread
Melt 1 stick of butter into a large stock pot on medium heat
Add sliced onions and sugar to melted butter and allow to cook on medium low until onions are brown.
Once onions are browned, add flour and beef stock; combine well
Add sage and bay leaf; bring to boil for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to medium low and cover; if using Cognac or brandy, add it here, after you've reduced the heat
Slice French Bread into 1/4 inch pieces
Lightly coat bread slices with olive oil and place on oiled baking sheet
Preheat oven to 350ºF
Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 15 minutes; then turn bread slices and bake another 15 minutes, or until golden brown
Remove from oven and set aside
Turn oven temperature to broil
Pour onion soup into bake-proof ramekins or bowls; add toasted French bread; then top with shredded cheese
Place ramekins on baking sheet and place under broiler until cheese is nicely browned
Remove baking sheet from oven; using a paper towel, dip the ends of the paper towel onto the residual oil from the baked cheese
Ramekins will be extremely hot; allow to sit for about 8 minutes prior to serving
Need something to go with your soup? Try Shrimp and Crab meat Beggar’s Purse!