Recipe by CAROLYNE38
"After trying several different recipes I came up with my own that is probably the best onion soup my friends have ever had -- so they tell me."
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onions, peeled and thinly sliced
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle
ground black pepper
French bread, toasted
shredded Gruyere cheese
I had to make a quickie dinner tonight and decided on soup being that my daughter Ashley is home with a really nasty cold, coupled with the fact that it's freezing here in N.J.!! I'm not complaining because I love winter and snow; and we've had a lot of both! Anyway, my gang went crazy over this soup as they always order F.O. soup as an appetizer when we go out for dinner, however these were the changes I made: I only used four large onions, two small cans of low salt beef broth, two cans of beef consomme', a tablespoon of sugar added to the onion while sauteeing and a tablespoon of flour just before the onion was done browning. I used Guinness beer which gave it a great flavor. Thanks so much Carolyne for cluing us in on the dry mustard and beer additons!
Too much thyme!
This was a big hit with my friends! Everyone loved it! On demand, I ended up making this the next week for another party! Thanks!***Update. Almost 5 years later I am still making this recipe. I've tried others and still come back to this. However, I do add a dash of thyme, a splash of Worcestershire, sugar to onions and flour to onions when almost done.
I've tried many french onion soup recipes, and this one was pretty good. I reduced the number of onions to 6 and I added two tablespoons of flour to the onions right before they finished cooking. I used a brown ale and it gave the soup a really good flavor. I added a little salt at the end, but that was just my own personal taste. I would definitely try this again!
This soup was very flavorful I added a splash of red wine for color. I did use Vidallia onions which made the soup far too sweet. I would stick to white or yellow onions.
I have never made French Onion Soup before this recipe is not only easy, it tastes fantastic! My husband has been wanting me to make French onion soup because its his favorite. Well my husband said that it was the best he's ever had, even better than at a restaurant. I highly recommend this recipe & will be making it again & again! Thank-you so much for the recipe!
Very good recipe! Seasonings are always what I am most tentitive about and it is what makes a good dish great. I used a half bottle of Bass Dark Ale, a little sugar to brown up the onions nicely, and low sodium broth, which then needed some salt to bring it where it needed to be--all of that because of my choices, not because of Carolyne's recipe. Very good, Carolyne!
This has been a hit whenever I serve it. I never use large sweet onions, so I don't need as many as the recipie calls for. A cup measurement would be nice. I also put a little worchestershire sauce in to add a litte more zip. It's a great soup that I always have the ingredients on hand for. (Who doesn't have at least one stray bottle of beer in their 'fridge?)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
French Onion Soup XI
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 261
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