So it’s winter, you’re cold, and you want to make something hot. But you’re tired of making the same kind of soup every single time. Or maybe you’re wanting a side dish to make or an appetizer? Or if you’re like me you get these weird cravings?… like a french onion?
French onion soup is actually super easy to make and it doesn’t take as long as you might think. If you’ve had this soup before it is bold in flavor, but it is well worth it (caution: you do have to like onions).
It doesn’t take very many ingredients and only take about 20 minutes. Most of your time spent will be stirring. While sauteing the onions you’ll want to pay attention and stir frequently to prevent any burning. Trust me, no one wants burnt french onion soup! Regardless of that, it’s super easy and simple and that’s what all of my recipes are about.
Oh, and of course, you can taste to finish. That is probably the best part about cooking… you cooking to how you like it.
Cook Time: 20 Min
Prep Time: 10 Min
Yield: 2-3 Bowls
- 2 Yellow Onions, sliced
- 3 Tbsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 2 tsp Oregano or an herb seasoning of your choice
- 1 Bouillon Beef Soup cube or Chicken
- 4 cups of Water
Slice your onions so they are about 1/4″ thick. Place them in a Cast Iron Dutch Oven or any pot on medium heat. Also add in the salt, black pepper, butter, and oregano. While stirring frequently (very important) let onions saute to a nice golden brown. There will likely be a ‘crust’ forming on the bottom of the Cast Iron, that is okay as long as it doesn’t burn. This should be about 15 minutes. Once a golden brown, add in soup cube and stir while adding in the water. Let soup come to a simmer. Now, taste to finish or add more water. And serve. (Keep reading for another variation)
And as always you can also add in a little garlic for some extra kick or flavor. Be sure to add it in when you’re sauteing the onion if you chose to do so. Also, add in a dried piece of bread (like a crouton) and place it in the soup once served, cover it with mozzarella, and place in a broiler for two minutes, this will add in extra pizzazz to the recipe. This is where it goes from onion soup to french onion soup.
There you have it… a nice soup to have on a nice winter day. Enjoy!
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