French Onion Soup

Cooking Info- French onion soup is a type of soup based on a meat stock and caramelized onions, bread croutons and cheese. Although of ancient origin and traditionally served also for New Years Eve

Ingredients:

  • 5-large white onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 60 gr (2.16 oz) unsalted butter
  • 6 litre ( 25 cups) dark beef stock
  • 1 litre ( 4 ¼ cups)chicken stock
  • 500 ml ( 2 cup) dry white wine
  • 250 ml ( 1 cup) organic apple cider vinegar
  • 5 gr ( ½ oz) whole mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 2 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 2 fresh bay leaf
  • 100 ml (1/4  cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 pinch smoked paprika
  • 10 slices of French Baguette
  • 10 slices of Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 500gr (2 cups) shredded Gruyere (Grand Trunk from StoneTown cheese Ontario Canada).
  • Salt and pepper to taste

PREP TIME:   20 MIN 

COOK:   1 HR 15 MIN  

READY IN:  1 HR 30 MIN      

                                                                                                              

Method 

  1. In a wide pot with a thick bottom met the butter.
  2. Add the thinly sliced onions and whole mustard seeds, smoked paprika and let it caramelized with a pinch of salt.
  3. Add fresh bay leaf and thyme and deglaze with apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire.
  4. After the vinegar and Worcestershire are reduced add the wine and allow the alcohol to evaporate.
  5. Add the beef stock and chicken stock and bring it to a boil and allow to cook for approximately one hour.
  6. Remove the pot from the stove, remove the thyme sprig and bay leaf and adjust seasoning.
  7. Preheat your oven to broil
  8. Toast lightly your bread in the oven on both sides; rub the garlic clove on the toasted bread and drizzle with olive oil.
  9. Pour the onion soup in ovenproof onion soup caps add the garlic scented toasted bread, top with shredded Grand trunk and slices of Gruyere.
  10. 10- Bake in the oven until golden brown and serve.

Bon Appetit.

Wine Pairing- Pinot Noir

Juice Pairing- Ginger Spice

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