I got a hankering for French Onion Soup the other day. It hit me out of nowhere like a bolt of lightening. Must have French Onion Soup. Must have French Onion Soup, I thought. So into the fridge I headed, pulling all of the simple ingredients needed to cook up a quick bowl of the stuff. Despite the fact that French Onion Soup is a welcome treats at high end restaurants, it’s tremendously easy to make at home. Here’s how you can make a whole batch of it in a matter of minutes.
5-Minute French Onion Soup
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups sweet onions, sliced thin
4 cups beef broth
4 baguette slices
Several slices of Gruyere cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bake baguette slices in the oven while you prepare the soup. In a large pot, melt the butter and cook the onions until very soft, about 3-5 minutes. Pour the beef broth in the pot. Season with salt & pepper according to taste. There, that’s it! The soup is ready! (If you desire to let the soup simmer, that’s okay, too! It will become more flavorful as you let it cook).
Spoon the soup into medium ramekins, then transfer the ramekins to a cookie sheet. Turn the oven to broil and raise the oven rack to it’s highest position. Place a toasted baguette in the center of the soup, cover completely with cheese slices, then broil until the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 1 minute or so. Serve immediately. Enjoy!