It is winter and that means it is cold. This Evening we are going to learn to prepare an Easy From Scratch French Onion Soup Recipe that will make you feel warm and cozy.
Easy From Scratch French Onion Soup Recipe Video
Everyone craves a great soup because it is comfort meal. Preparing soups provides so many health benefits because it is load with vegetables that are in abundance and fresh. Soups are popular here on the farmhouse in the Fall and Winter because it offers vegetables and slowly cooked to blend flavors to provide amazing health benefits.
I remember when I was a little girl my mother always prepare different soups for us kids to soothe a cough, runny nose or our first meal after fighting a stomach bug.
Preparing a huge pot of soup which with provide an inviting elixir for a hungry crowd after working or playing outdoors. When your day is busy; making a big pot of soup is easy and quick.
Soups are great for using up leftovers or produces that is close to spoiling or rotting.
Health Benefits of French Onion Soup Recipe
Onions are a strong vegetable filled with anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Nothing goes better with cold weather than a warm bowl of Easy From Scratch French Onion Soup. If the soup is healthier that is even better.
Making this From Scratch French Onion Soup Recipe in the Fall and Winter because it will help reduce the risk of you catching contagious viruses.
Finally, this French Onion Soup Recipe is light and will help with digestion and enhances beneficial bacteria in the gut to fight fungal infections such as Candida.
Best Onion to Use in From Scratch French Onion Soup Recipe
There are many varieties of onions and tons to choose from but, what really is the best onion to making Easy From Scratch French Onion Soup Recipe. Cooking onions for a long time on low heat will mellow any flavor that an onion offers.
A Yellow Onion is common onion and nice to use in an Easy From Scratch French Onion Soup Recipe. The yellow onion has a strong flavor but, becomes milder when you cook them and perfect in just about any recipe.
Another option is the White Onion that you can use in French Onion Soup. White onions are sharp and perfect if you like a little kick if not stick to the yellow!
Red Onions have a sweet taste and, in my opinion, not a great taste for French onion soup. This bright onion is amazing raw and does not like to be cooked for a long time.
Now if you are looking for a Sweet French Onion Soup Recipe use a Sweet Onion such as a Vidalia’s. Vidalia’s are mild and high in sugar and can be great in soup.
Finally, Pearl Onions are not great for this soup recipe. Pearl Onions are smaller and perfect for grilling or pickling.
Spices Used in Making From Scratch French Onion Soup Recipe
Thyme is another perennial small in size. In the spring Thyme will bloom a pretty purple flower.
Parsley has tons of Vitamin C and I try to sneak it in everywhere. This herb grows biennial which means ever two years. Very bright green in color and loves full sun parsley is something to incorporate in your cooking to detoxify carcinogens.
Basil smells amazing and it perfect to add to French Onion Soup. The light green annual herb will grow Midsummer.
Oregano This herb will grow white flowers and is perfect to use in soups such as French Onion. Antioxidant, Antibacterial and Antifungal and rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron.
Garlic is an herb I do not know much about but decide to learn this past fall. This perennial herb grows from a blub and breaks off into sections called a clove. I love using garlic in everything because it boosts the immune system by helping to fight bacteria and virus infections. Some research as said, that eating two to three cloves of garlic a day will help prevent heart disease.
French Onion Soup Recipe
Believe it or not, I use to hate onions but, after having my second child I acquired a taste for onions. I guess it is true you have to try something at least ten times before you LIKE it or NOT! Today, I am preparing a delicious Easy From Scratch French Onion Soup Recipe that will make your taste buds soar.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3/4 pounds onions cut into thin slices; I am using Yellow Onions
- 2 Garlic Cloves; diced
- 2 tablespoons of all-purpose organic flour
- 4 cups of vegetable or beef broth
- 1/4 cup of red wine or Cooking Sherry
- 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
- Eight Slices of Swiss Cheese
- 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon of dry basil
- 1/2 teaspoon of dry oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dry thyme leaves
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Sourdough French Bread thinly sliced and toasted
In a pot heat oil over medium heat, add onions in a thin layer and garlic and cook for 10 minutes. Try not to stir often because you want the onions to caramelize. Next, sprinkle flour, dried parsley, basil, oregano and thyme; cook for an additional 5 minutes. Next, add the broth and wine and cook for ten minutes or until the soup simmers. Reduce the heat of the burner to low and simmer the soup with a lid on for thirty minutes.
Ladle soup on oven proof soup bowls.
Now top soup with a slice of Sourdough French bread, slice of Swiss Cheese and sprinkle with Grated Parmesan cheese. Boil French Onion Soup in the oven until the cheese is melted.
Serve Hot and with a Glass of Red Wine.
Store in refrigerator up to three days or freeze for up to three months.