Onion soup is a simple recipe that takes time to cook, but is so worth it. Rich caramelized onions give an unbelievably rich flavor to this simple recipe. Like any good soup, this one tastes better when it is reheated, but it's mouth watering the first meal too. Since it uses the inexpensive onion as the main ingredient, it's also very frugal. The process is simple. Caramelize the onions and add some broth to make enough soup. If you need a little more guidance than that, check this out:
Homemade Onion Soup
Slice up as at least 1/2 a soup pan of onions and a few cloves of garlic. Cover and place on low heat.
Heat the onions and garlic for an hour or more, stirring every 20 minutes to keep them from sticking. If they do stick, adding a bit of water will help loosen them again.
Continue to heat until onions become richly browned and reduce in size.
Add your favorite broth (we like beef) and bring up the heat to medium.
Continue to cook the soup until simmering. Add a bit of thyme, salt and pepper. Simmer for an hour.
Finally, float a piece of crisp, buttered toast on top of the soup, topped with plenty of sharp cheddar cheese
Place bowls under the broiler for a few minutes, or until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.
If you would like visual directions, we found a great video that explains it well: