I got this French Onion Soup recipe from my sister in law Dolly. It's a soup for onion lovers that is easy to make and will satisfy even the heartiest appetites.
You can make the soup ahead of time and then toast the baguette pieces and put the bowls together with cheese to broil when the family is ready to come to the table.
- 4 large / jumbo yellow onions
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons beef bouillon ( I use Better Than Bouillon Beef Base)
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 5 cups water
- 1 baguette, sliced into 1 inch slices
- 8 slices mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Slice onions into half and then into slices.
- Melt butter in a large roasting pan in the oven. Add sliced onions and cover. Bake for about one hour. Stir once or twice in between to help them roast evenly and also to see when they begin to brown. Dark roasting pans will brown the onions quicker than light roasting pans. When the onions have begun to caramelize, transfer to a large pot.
- Finish browning the onions over medium heat and then add the bouillon, worcestershire sauce, and water.
- Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Toast baguette slices on a cookie sheet under the broiler, flipping once to lightly toast both sides.
- Ladle soup into oven safe bowls, top with enough slices of bread to cover a good part of the soup surface. Top with cheese slices to cover the bread.
- Broil on low until the cheese has melted and has begun to brown.
- Remind your family that the bowls are hot. I find it helpful to serve the bowls on folded dishcloths so the bowl can be safely handled.
Serves 4 for main dishes