onions is the most time consuming and takes around 30-40 minutes. The more you caramelize, deeper the color of the onions and more rich will be the flavor of the soup.
What cheese is in French Onion Soup?
Traditionally, they use Gruyere in this particular soup , but if you cannot find it in grocery store, you can still prepare this recipe by substituting with any other good quality cheese. It has salty, nutty flavor. I did not find it in my local grocery store, so , used Noreweign Jarlsberg Cheese (it has similar texture and flavor as Gruyere).
So let us see the ingredient list and the recipe for french onion soup.
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 50 Minutes
- 4 Big Onions
- 1 Liter Chicken Stock
- A small bunch of Thyme
- 3-4 Bay Laves
- Bougette bread slices(or any other crusty bread)
- Gruyere cheese(or any good French cheese)
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
- Black pepper powder
- Salt to taste
Slice onions vertically very thin. Add butter in a cooking pot and add all the sliced onions in it.Sprinkle some salt and cook on medium high heat until onions are caramelized.This will take about 30 minutes.
Add vinegar and flour.
Mix and cook for 1 more minute.
Add chicken stock along with few dried thyme and bay leaves.
Cook uncovered for 20 minutes.
Pour it in oven proof soup bowls.
Put bougette slices and grate generous amount of Gruyere cheese over it.
Broil at 400 degree Fahrenheit for 2 minutes until you see it bubbling and all the cheese has been melted.
Serve this bubbly and yummly French Onion Soup Immediately.