Easy French Onion Soup Recipe

Easy French Onion Soup Recipe
Staff Writer
The essential cold summer soup from Spain, gazpacho is made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and country bread soaked in olive oil.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

 Gazpacho is a Spanish classic, best made when juicy tomatoes are in season.

A simple way to prepare this cheesy and delicious soup. 

Ingredients

  • 3–4 medium yellow onions, halved and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons beef base
  • ¼ teaspoon ground marjoram
  • Seasoned croutons
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

In a medium saucepan, sauté onions in oil and butter for 15–20 minutes, stirring frequently, until they cara­melize. Add all of the remaining ingre­dients, except the croutons and cheese; cover pan and simmer soup for 20 minutes while flavors meld.

To serve, drop 3–4 seasoned crou­tons into the bottom of each bowl. Ladle soup over the croutons and top with cheese.

Easy French Shopping Tip

Ingredients like olive oil, shallots, mustard, cream, stock, and butter will help bring French flavors to your cooking.

Easy French Cooking Tip

French cuisine is renowned for slow-cooked sauces, however a quick pan sauce will do just as well; after sautéing a piece of meat or fish, remove it from the pan, deglaze with brandy or wine, finish with a touch of butter or cream and voilà!