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French Onion Soup

My husband and I love French Onion Soup, yet I’d never made it at home. I thought it was high time I did, so I found a recipe on the internet and got started.  I soon abandoned the internet recipe, it was bland, and made the recipe my own. 

I started with 3 large yellow onions:

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I sliced them thinly:

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Then I peeled 2 large cloves of garlic:

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Added the onions to a large skillet with 2 Tbsps of butter, then minced the garlic into the onions:

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I let the onions and garlic cook down a bit…..

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I then added salt and  fresh ground pepper:

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In the meantime, while the onions cooked down, I got out my crock pot, sprayed it with cooking spray, and turned it on high:

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Well, the picture shows it on low, but I changed the setting to high.

When the onions were nice and brown, I put them in the crock pot and added one 32 oz box of beef broth and 3 teaspoons of worcestershire sauce, along with a little more salt and pepper. 

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I walked away and let that cook for about 3.5 hours, adding salt, pepper and extra worcestershire sauce as needed, then served in ramekins with large, toasted croutons I made from a loaf of French bread, and shredded mozzarella cheese.  I broiled the final product and served hot out of the oven:

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My hubby said it was fantastic!  I loved it, too!  The kids weren’t interested.  The only thing I might do differently is use beef stock instead of beef broth, as stock has deeper flavor.

Let me know if you try this, I’d love to know how it turns out for you.

~Tricia

 

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