Perfect Onion Soup
I know this site is all about the bread but there's nothing better than a wedge of sourdough and this velvety onion soup. I like this recipe for bunch of reasons. It's cheap, consists of only a few basic ingredients, only dirties one pot and it's almost impossible to get wrong. And did I mention it's delicious?
I based my recipe off of the classic Julia Child version.
- 1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced onions
- 3 slices bacon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 quart beef broth
- 1 quart water
- 1/2 cup white wine
Cook the bacon in the bottom of a heavy bottomed pot. After it's good and crispy take out the bacon and reserve for later. Throw in the onions, cook on medium for 10 minutes stirring frequently. Throw in the salt and sugar, continue to cook stirring constantly until the onions are all a uniform dark brown goodness. Add the flour, cook for three minutes. Add the wine, broth and 1 quart of water, cook for 30-40 minutes.
Hack a wedge of bread, put some of the cooked bacon on top, maybe a handful of shredded swiss, and say goodbye to that winter chill.