Simple French Onion Soup

Florence Carmela
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Are you looking for a classic soup recipe? Here is a simple French Onion Soup recipe that can be ready in about 30 minutes and can be enjoyed any day of the week, year round. This is a classic recipe that everyone will love.

Soups are the ultimate comfort food for many. What I love about this recipe is its not complicated or too fancy. An easy recipe that's really tasty with few ingredients. What's better than a big bowl of warm soup to cozy up to on a chilly night or after a long, crazy day with your little ones or a never ending day at work?

''French onion soup, called soupe à l'oignon gratinée in French, originated centuries ago.'' According to Unpeeled Journal ''the soup was invented in 18th century France, either at the court of Louis VX or at the Palme d'Or restaurant. The magic of French onion soup lies in the true caramelization of the onions. That’s caramelization, mind you. Not browning. There is a difference between caramelization and browning. Today, the soup is considered a good hangover cure in France, and is beloved not only in France, but worldwide.'' This recipe is taken from the She Wears Many Hats website.

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) butter
4 large onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon ground black pepper & salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
32 ounces beef broth
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 slices thick crusty bread, toasted (or croutons)
4 slices provolone or gruyere cheese

Heat a dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat. Add butter; melt. Add sliced onions, pepper and garlic powder; sauté for 7-8 minutes until tender.
Add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and salt to taste. Bring to a simmer, cover and simmer for at least 10 minutes. Keep warm until ready to serve.
Just before serving, preheat broiler. Arrange oven-proof individual crocks, bowls or soup mugs with a wide mouth on a baking sheet.
Ladle soup into bowls. Top each with a slice of toasted bread (or croutons) and a slice of cheese. Place under broiler until cheese melts and is slightly golden. Serve warm.

For make-ahead prep, prepare the soup through the simmering stage, then cover and refrigerate up to two days. When ready to serve, rewarm soup stove top, then proceed with the recipe.

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Florence Carmela is a Host and Celebrity Interviewer on The Forum Celebrity Podcast for JAMPA Media. She is also an Entertainment Writer that covers Celebrities in the Media and the latest in Pop Culture, Lifestyle Trends, Culinary Arts and Local News. She is also a Verified Journalist on Muck Rack.

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