How do you make french onion soup from scratch?

  1. Slice onions ¼” thick. Cook onions stirring occasionally over low heat in melted butter (with sugar if using) until golden, about 30-45 minutes.
  2. Add wine, beef broth, bay leaf, thyme, black pepper and worcestershire.
  3. Meanwhile, slice bread and brush with olive oil.
  4. Ladle soup into ceramic bowls.

What is the difference between onion soup and French onion soup?

French onion soup almost always calls for beef stock or broth while English onion soup can be made with either beef, chicken, or vegetable stock or broth. Most French onion soups will also employ sherry, red wine, or (in Julia Child’s case) cognac for flavor.

How do I thicken French onion soup?

Secondly, the pot is deglazed with a touch of wine OR extra broth, then flour is added to thicken the soup. Once the broth and herbs are added, your soup just needs boil, then simmer, until done.

How does French onion soup taste?

Tastes like caramelized onions in beef broth and there is a thick slice of french bread in the center, mozzarella was melted on it in the oven on broil for a few minutes until the cheese melted and turned a crispy brown Its quite delicious. You need a fork knife and spoon for this.

Why is my French onion soup not Brown?

For a visual, these are caramelized onions. They shouldn’t be burnt, they’re bitter instead of sweet if they’re burnt. But they should be very dark, but more dark brown than black. If the edges are turning black faster than the surface is turning brown, your heat is too high.

Is French onion soup better the next day?

Yes! French Onion Soup tastes even better if made a day or 2 in advance, so I highly encourage you to make it ahead of time! To make French Onion Soup ahead of time, follow the recipe as directed up to the point of completing the soup but not adding the cheesy croutons.

Do you eat the onions in French onion soup?

As Julia Child instructed in her “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”, the onions should be cooked to an even, deep, and golden brown. Not black or deep brown, unless you like your soup sour!

What kind of onions are best for French onion soup?

Onions: You can use white, yellow or red onions for French onion soup. But to make it the classic way, you will need 5-6 large yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced. Butter: The tastiest (French) way to caramelize those onions. Although feel free to use vegan butter (or just olive oil) if you are avoiding dairy.

How can you tell if French onion soup is bad?

How to tell if cooked French onion soup is bad? If cooked French onion soup develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

What can I use instead of Gruyere in French onion soup?

If you don’t have gruyere cheese, you can substitute Swiss cheese. High quality bread. Fresh baguette (like La Brea from your grocery store bakery) is best, or make your own!