French Onion Soup for One
One yellow onion, bigger than a baseball, peeled, cut in quarters, then sliced 1/8" thick
1 tsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
small pinch salt
1 small clove garlic, minced fine
1 very small pinch of dried thyme
2 tsp flour
couple drops of Worcestershire Sauce
a few grinds of black pepper
1 1/2 C beef broth-I used water with about 1 1/4 tsp Beef Better Than Bouillon
1/2 tsp vinegar, I had cider vinegar, balsamic or red wine would be nice
Crusty bread sliced 1" thick
- Heat butter and oil in 3 quart pot over medium heat. Add onion, a little pinch of salt and stir to coat. Allow to cook slowly for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent and beginning to turn a golden color. Take your time and enjoy this folks, it smells great:@)
- Add garlic and thyme, cook for 5 minutes more, stirring constantly.
- Sprinkle on flour, stir to incorporate the flour well, cook for 1 minute.
- Add Worcestershire, pepper and beef broth, mix well and bring to a boil, reduce to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat, stir in vinegar (don't forget the vinegar, especially if you don't use wine) and fill your bowl.
- Toast a thick slice of bread under broiler (add butter if you'd like).
- Cheese: You can either add cheese to the top of the bread, melt it under the broiler and then add it to the bowl (as I did) or float the bread in the bowl and then add the cheese and toast it under the broiler (if you have oven safe bowls).