Thursday, October 2, 2008

French Onion Soup

Jake loves french onion soup. His love affair began when he had Panera's--which, is really good.

My dad always made french onion soup when we had it at home;I got his recipe and that's what I made last night for dinner. This recipe takes A LOT less time than other french onion soups, but keep in mind it isn't as flavorful because you don't cook the onions as long. It's still really good and easy to make on a night you don't have a lot of energy or time.
French Onion Soup(recipe is cut down for 2):
2 onions, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme leaves (using fresh would be even better)
1 bay leaf
2 cans or 20 oz. condensed beef broth
Splash of cooking sherry or red wine
2 slices French bread, toasted
Swiss Cheese (or any yummy cheese of your choice)
Melt butter in stockpot and add onions. Cover and cook over low heat for 25-20 minutes (onions will become carmelized and really yummy smelling). Stir occaionally. Add broth, wine or sherry, and spices. Heat to boiling then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Set oven to broil. Place toasted bread in ovenproof bowl. Pour in onions and broth, top with cheese. Place bowls on cookie sheet and broil until cheese is melted and golden brown.


  1. This is one of my all-time fav soups... yum. Can't wait to try this!

  2. I love Red Robin's french onion soup! I haven't tried to make it at home yet but I'm definitely putting it on my list now!

  3. I feel really left out because I've never had anything from Panera....but I do ADORE french onion soup!