COMFORT FOOD: French Onion Soup Recipe



northern cottage french onion soup recipe

Both my kids adore this savory soup recipe
- even though it is mainly
comprised yes {surprise!} of onions!

They actually asked “Does French Onion Soup actually, technically have onions in it?” 
to which I replied….”ummm, yes….”

and they said “well, I guess I still like it – they must have different onions in France!”

Ha!  Sure!

northern cottage french onion soup


Here’s how to whip up a batch of your own:

* You’ll need 3 or 4 yellow onions (thinly sliced)

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As with almost anything else
worth eating
this contains butter –
real good yummy butter.

Melt 1/2 stick butter (only 1/2 a stick that’s not actually too bad, right?) and sauté the thinly sliced onion for about 20 minutes (stirring occasionally)

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then add 2 T flour

add a carton of beef broth

and about a cup of water


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Simmer all together to meld the flavors
for at least 1/2 hour

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Now scoop some soup into a ramekin,

top with a slice of french bread

and a slice of provolone cheese

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Pop in the oven and
BROIL for just a few minutes


Watch it to your desired
melt-y gooey done-ness!

{It won’t take but a couple minutes!}

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  1. That soup looks absolutely fabulous! It's my dad's favorite, I think that I should be a good daughter and make him some. The bubbly cheese... oh goodness, I should make us ALL some! I clicked to follow on linky...Thanks for the great recipe! jules

  2. Wow...this looks so good! And easy! I love French onion soup but have only made it a few times. Maybe it will be on the menu this week! :)


  3. Oh la la. This sounds so yummy. I've got to try this. Easy peasy and mouth watering ;-)

  4. I've never actually had French Onion soup before. I should really try this recipe, since it looks super easy and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Yummy!! I love French Onion soup and never even thought to make it myself! Thanks for this recipe!


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