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French onion soup is made by first caramelising onions in butter, deglazing them with dry white wine, and then finishing the cooking process in beef stock. A hot bowl of soup soothes the mind, and this onion soup is prepared in a way that will utterly astound you. The soup’s creamy flavour and the crunchy flavour of the bread bowl it is served in produce a wonderful mouth-watering combo. So, you can just enjoy this recipe in any weather or any occasion.
Because onions are delicious and generally abundant, onion soup has been a staple of diets throughout history (recipes for it date as far back as the Roman Empire). Caramelising the onions gives this 18th Century French recipe its trademark, hearty sweetness. Topping the soup with melted Gruyere and serving it in a bread boule - named for its ball-shaped - make this dish the complete package.
The wild onion which has a strong flavour, was added to stews by Native Americans in the New World after the Romans introduced the onion to Britain. For generations, people have believed that onions have healing properties. They have been used in folk medicine to treat a wide range of conditions, including colds, earaches, laryngitis, animal bites, burns, and warts.
Before being marketed, the majority of entire onions are lightly dried, leaving their skins paper-thin and dry. Various processed versions of onions are also offered. In jars or cans, boiled and pickled onions are sold. Both chopped and whole frozen onions are available, and canned onion juice is offered for flavouring. Since the 1930s, dehydrated onion products have been available in granulated, ground, minced, chopped, and sliced forms.
Here’s the recipe for French Onion Soup Bread Bowls.