Today Recipes | Easy French Onion Soup Recipe – I’ve made French onion soup a million times, and it is pretty not easy to botch up. This recipe by Tyler Florence is so simple a young child may make it.  What I ran across interesting is usually that the thyme and bay leaves went all the while the onions were caramelizing.  Also, the quantity of red the recipe needed was more than I was adapted to, but it was not overpowering in the final product.  My one small modification is the fact I added a few pinches of sugar to your onions while these people were caramelizing.  It won’t please take a lot, but appears to bring out the flavor on the onions.  Enjoy!

Easy French Onion Soup Recipe

SERVING: 4 – 6 Bowl

Preparation time                    Cook time

15 Minutes                             55 Minutes


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup red wine, about 1/2 bottle
  • 3 heaping tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts beef broth
  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 1/2 pound grated Gruyere


  1. Melt the stick of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and salt and pepper and cook until the onions are very soft and caramelized, about 25 minutes.
  2. Add the wine, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the wine has evaporated and the onions are dry, about 5 minutes.
  3. Discard the bay leaves and thyme sprigs.
  4. Dust the onions with the flour and give them a stir.
  5. Turn the heat down to medium low so the flour doesn’t burn, and cook for 10 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste.
  6. Now add the beef broth, bring the soup back to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  7. When you’re ready to eat, preheat the broiler. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  8. Sprinkle the slices with the Gruyere and broil until bubbly and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  9. Ladle the soup in bowls and float several of the Gruyere croutons on top.

Alternative method: Ladle the soup into bowls, top each with 2 slices of bread and top with cheese. Put the bowls into the oven to toast the bread and melt the cheese.

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