As it gets colder outside, I am getting hungrier. During cold days like these, I am usually craving for some traditional home-made food which would make me feel warm and satisfied. And because I love french cuisine so much, today I was cooking "Traditional French Onion Soup". Let´s get onto it.
Preparation time: 1 hour
Serves: 4 persons
150g soft butter
5 medium size yellow onions
3 garlic cloves
big glass of port wine or valpolicella red wine
1l home made chicken or beef broth
2 table spoons of toasted flour (for nutty flavour)
if needed - some water
organic butter and olive oil
dash of organic honey
some gruyere or comte cheese
(I live in Austria and I used a "Bergkäse" which worked just fine!)
First off, slice (already peeled) onions thinly and add them to a soup/stock pot (in this case I used cast iron soup pot)
Add butter and olive oil. After, add smashed garlic cloves and thyme. Sweat off onions for about 25 minutes, stirring ocassionaly to prevent burning.
Add dash of honey to sweeten it up a bit. Season with salt and pepper. At this point add flour to thicken it up. Stir for 2 minutes. Add wine and cook for 5 minutes. Then add chicken broth
Let to cook for 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile place layers of cheese onto sliced baguettes and bring under a grill to let the cheese to melt down. Serve with a bowl of onion soup.