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Classic French Onion Soup

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This soup is always so comforting and it is pretty economical to make. You need to make sure you have a good beef stock for the base and you also need to let your onions caramelize well in order to be completely successful. Allow yourself the proper time for this so your soup is excellent!
  White onions 6 Large, thinly sliced
  Unsalted butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic cloves 2 , minced
  Beef stock 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh thyme leaves/1 tsp. dried 1 Tablespoon
  Bay leaves 2
  Toasted baguette pieces 4
  Shredded cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

Melt the butter in a large pot. Add the onion and start caramelizing – stirring occasionally. Cook for 15 minutes and add the sugar. Mix well and continue cooking until onions are deep amber but not burned – about 40 minutes.

Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes until fragrant. Add the stock, wine, thyme and bay leaves. Season to with salt and pepper – to taste.

Bring soup to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes. Ladle soup into oven proof bowls. Top with baguette and shredded cheese. Place the soup under the broiler and melt and brown the cheese. Serve and enjoy!

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The French Onion Soup is a classic. It is in many ways the poor man's soup. But in this video, you will learn how to give a special twist to the beloved French Onion Soup with a flavorsome beef stock. Bon Appetit!

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