French Onion Soup Gratinee
This was excellent—as good as any restaurant version. However, it is misleading to think onions caramelize in 35 minutes. I think it takes about an hour to get great sweet caramelized onions. There are a couple of tips that I think help: After the onions have started cooking for about 10 minutes, add the required salt but also add SUGAR to help with the caramelizing process (about 1 – 2 tsp). Continue letting the onions cook, only stirring OCCASIONALLY. If you are constantly stirring the onions, they won’t brown. I usually set my timer for every 5 minutes, stir, and then reset for another 5 minutes. When the onions start sticking to the pan, let them stick and brown, but then stir them before they burn.
Once the onions were done, I followed everything per the recipe and it came out delicious! I will definitely be making this again!
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Sep. 20, 2012