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French Onion Soup

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  • Soupe à l'oignon gratinée
  • Soupe à l'oignon gratinée
  • Soupe à l'oignon gratinée
Portions: 4 to 6, depending on your bowls
Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
When I don’t feel like cooking, onion soup is my all-purpose dinner. It’s super quick to prepare and so comforting to eat.

I use apple cider, but you could also add beer or even white wine. If you opt for cider, choose a dry and good quality one.

For a vegan or vegetarian option, substitute the cheese and broth by an equivalent.

French Onion Soup

6
V
VEG

Portions: 4 to 6, depending on your bowls
Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes

When I don’t feel like cooking, onion soup is my all-purpose dinner. It’s super quick to prepare and so comforting to eat.

I use apple cider, but you could also add beer or even white wine. If you opt for cider, choose a dry and good quality one.

For a vegan or vegetarian option, substitute the cheese and broth by an equivalent.
French Onion Soup

Ingredients

8 big yellow onions
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons (45 ml) butter*
¾ cup (180 ml) dry apple cider
1500 ml (6 cups) salted vegetable broth
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 tablespoon (15 ml) vegetable broth concentrate (Better Than Bouillon style)
6 slices of toasted bread, as thin as possible
2 cups (200 g) grated cheese such as Comté, Emmental or Gruyère*
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Steps

1. Cut 6 onions into thin slices, then 2 onions into small cubes.

2. In a large saucepan, cook over high heat, stirring regularly, onions and garlic in butter until well caramelized, about 8 minutes.

3. Deglaze with apple cider and reduce by half.

4. Add broth, thyme, and broth concentrate, mix and bring to a boil.

5. Lower the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes over low heat.

6. For serving, with the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to broil.

7. Divide the soup into 6 ovenproof bowls, place on top one slice of bread and top with a generous portion of grated cheese.

8. Place the bowls on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is golden and melted

9. Add freshly ground pepper and serve immediately.


*Note: replace with vegan equivalents, if desired.