My husband and I love to cook. Neither of us as ever attempted French onion soup before, but love it. We chose this recipe because of all the rave reviews. It is AWESOME! We did make some changes though (we just can't leave anything alone!) We used a full stick of butter with the onions because we couldn't get them to caramelize with only 4 Tbsp. We used 20 oz of beef consomme and the rest beef broth because we like a beefier flavor. We put garlic in most everything, so added two cloves of garlic, minced. My local grocery was out of fresh thyme AND parsley, so we had to skip the parsley and used dried thyme leaves. Of course, at the end I forgot to add the balsamic vinegar before broiling the soup, but it didn't hurt it. Next time we will have to compare and see if it changes the flavor. We tried the Gruyere cheese with 2 cups and swiss with the other 2 cups. we used shredded mozzarella. The Gruyere was much better! We will be making this again soon, and sharing it with family!
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My husband and I love to cook. Neither of us as ever attempted French onion soup before, but...