Gluten Free Rustic French Onion Soup

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Just imagine slow cooked caramelized onions and bubbling Gruyere cheese. There is something about slowly cooked onions, the flavour is magnificent. It is important not to rush the browning of the onions. I have used Gruyere cheese in this recipe, but you can also use Emmenthal or Swiss cheese. This French onion soup recipe may look complicated, but it isn’t, it just takes time

 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 large onions, peel and thinly slice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ½ cup brandy or ¾ cup red wine (my preference is brandy)
  • 1 GF bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 6 cups GF beef broth
  • Sea salt and freshly ground GF black pepper to taste
  • 4 slices gluten-free bread, cut into rounds to fit bowls, toasted
  • 2 cups freshly grated Gruyere, Emmenthal, or Swiss cheese
  • Instructions

  • Add butter, oil, onions, garlic and water into a large soup pot, cover with a lid and let the onions soften over medium-high heat, approximately 10 – 15 minutes.
  • When the water has evaporated, remove the lid, turn the temperature to low and start to caramelize the onions, stirring frequently, this will take about 45 minutes
  • When the onions are a golden colour, add brandy, bay leaf, thyme and broth, add salt and pepper to taste and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven's broiler. Remove bay leaf and thyme sprigs, ladle the soup into 4 onion soup or ovenproof bowls and fit a slice of toast over each bowl, sprinkle evenly with the cheese and place bowls onto a baking sheet
  • Place the bowls under the broiler and broil until the soup is bubbling and the tops are golden brown, serve hot!


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