The secret to this soup is the slow process of caramelizing the onions which takes about an hour & a half over very low heat. The onions are then infused with wine and chicken broth. We always keep Penzey's soup bases on-hand - they're flavorful, easy to store, and easy to use.
This is not a first-date soup! It's fabulous, but the cheese strings make eating it a bit of a messy affair! The French bread and melted cheese on top make for a perfect flavor and texture combination.
This version takes a bit longer than John's standard French Onion Soup, but I think we just graduated from his college staple! We will definitely enjoy Dorie's Cheese-topped Onion Soup again, and again!
|The only thing as comforting as a hot bowl of soup is a snuggley cat!|