Already cold here in Toronto so it will be soup for days! I make the best soups, I promise you and they are never bland. One of my absolute favourites is French Onion, mainly because of the gooey cheese toasted bread. I've yet to find a gluten free bread that imitates perfection. Never mind eh!
The best thing about this soup is the cost! It costs not a lot to make and you probably already have the ingredients! A soup fit for a king and a heartbreak!
6 large white onions , peeled and thinly sliced root to stem.
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
Cover with beef stock around 8/10 cups
1/2 cup of dry vermouth or dry white wine
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon of fresh or dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons brandy (optional)
8 slices French bread or baguette cut 1-inch thick
1 1/2 cups of grated Swiss Gruyere and a sprinkling of Parmesan
Soften your onions in garlic and butter and a little olive oil then add everything else bar the bread and cheese and simmer for 40 mins.
Toast the bread with the cheese on top and then float it on the bowls of soup. Serve!