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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 6 servings

Homemade classic French onion soup - who can resist?

Ingredients

  • 6 slices (1 inch thick) French baguette
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ¼ c. water
  • 2 c. sliced onion (approximately 1 large onion)
  • 2 tbsp. butter OR margarine
  • ¼ tsp. Sweet Leaf Basil
  • ¼ tsp. Oregano Leaf
  • 18 tsp. Thyme Leaf
  • 6 slices (1 ounce each) Swiss cheese
  • 2 cans (10.5 ounces each) beef consomme
  • ¼ c. butter OR margarine

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan or stock pot over medium high heat.
  3. Add onions and garlic powder.
  4. Sauté until onions are caramelized.
  5. Add consomme and water.
  6. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium low and simmer 10 minutes.
  7. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan; add basil, oregano, and thyme.
  8. Brush tops of baguette slices with butter/herb mixture.
  9. Place bread buttered side up in a single layer on baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until bread is crisp and lightly browned.
  11. Remove from oven.
  12. Set oven to broil.
  13. Pour soup into individual oven-proof bowls or ramekins.
  14. Add 1 slice of bread to each bowl; top with 1 slice of cheese (trim cheese to fit bowl; if necessary).
  15. Broil about 6 inches from heat for 3 to 4 minutes, until cheese is melted and slightly browned and bubbly.
  16. Serve immediately.