French Onion Soup with Gruyere

    French Onion Soup with Gruyere

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    1hour15min


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    This recipe creates a great onion soup as well as providing the instructions for a restaurant quality presentation of toast and grilled cheese on the top.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 large red onions, thinly sliced
    • 2 large brown onions, thinly sliced
    • 6 cups chicken stock
    • 2 cups can beef stock
    • 1/2 cup red wine
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 sprigs fresh parsley
    • 1 sprig fresh thyme leaves
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 4 thick slices French or Italian bread
    • 8 slices gruyere or swiss cheese slices, room temperature
    • 1/2 cup shredded asiago or mozzarella cheese, room temperature
    • 4 pinches paprika

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in salt and both onions. Cook 35 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are caramelized and almost syrupy.
    2. Mix chicken stock, beef stock, red wine and Worcestershire sauce into pot. Bundle the parsley, thyme and bay leaf with twine then add. Simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard the herbs. Reduce the heat to low and add the vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Cover and keep over low heat to stay hot while you prepare the bread.
    3. Preheat oven grill. Arrange bread slices on a baking tray and grill on both sides for 3 minutes or until bread is nicely toasted. Remove from heat but do not turn off grill.
    4. Arrange 4 large oven-proof bowls in a shallow baking tray. Fill each bowl 2/3 full with hot soup and top each with 1 slice toasted bread, 2 slices gruyere cheese and 1/4 of the asiago or mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle a little bit of paprika over the top of each one.
    5. Grill 5 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. As it softens, the cheese will cascade over the sides of the dishes and form a beautifully melted crusty seal. Serve immediately.

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    Reviews (2)

    riannevw
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    Lovely recipe and extremely easy to make! It takes a while, but the result is a bowl of awesome comfort food. - 20 Jun 2015

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    Loved the soup, definitely the best french onion soup i have made. Except a bit hard to eat the melted cheese, very stringy - 19 Jun 2012

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