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Classic French Style Onion Soup

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Ingredients
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Oven sauteed onions and garlic 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Minced fresh thyme/Dried thyme 1 Tablespoon
  Dry red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Defatted chicken broth 3 Quart (Fat Skimmed)
  Gruyere croutons 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

1. In a 3- to 4-quart pan over medium-high heat, shake and tilt sugar until melted and amber, 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately add vinegar, sauteed onions and garlic, and thyme. Stir until onions are deep amber, about 5 minutes.
2. Stir in wine. Let mixture cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
3. Put 1/2 the onion mixture in each of 2 plastic freezer bags (1-qt. size). Seal bags and freeze.
4. Thaw 1 bag. Pour onion mixture into a 3- to 4-quart pan and add 1 1/2 quarts chicken broth. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring often; reduce heat and simmer to blend flavors, about 10 minutes.
5. Ladle soup into bowls and add 1 gruyere crouton to each. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Onion

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