Hello my fellow foodies. I stumbled upon some excellent onion soup bowls the other day, and it reminded me how much I love French onion soup. I thought to myself "Gawd, it's been forever since I made some". It's funny how even though you love some meals, like this soup, you forget about it over time. Then something reminds you of it again and YOU JUST HAVE TO MAKE SOME. When I saw the bowls, clearly, I had to buy them, and make this soup the very second I had a chance. In the realm of comforting dishes, few can rival the rich flavors and soul-soothing warmth of this classic French masterpiece.
Imagine, if you will, a bowl filled with caramelized onions, submerged in a savory broth, topped with some crusty French bread, and iconic Gruyere cheese. OMG yum! My mouth is watering writing this, are you with me? French Onion Soup is not just a dish; it's an experience that transcends time and place, bringing the rustic charm of French kitchens to your home.
This is THE ultimate comfort food, from the first spoonful, a symphony of flavor. Beginning with the sweet, caramelized onions, the robust broth, and the gooey, melted cheese. A celebration in each bite.
Let's make some French Onion Soup, Oui?
This recipe was created from one of our favorite cook books; Half Baked Harvest. I decided to change the recipe slightly to allow the use of a cooktop option to caramelize the onions first, before submerging the mixture into my pressure cooker. You can do this all in one step with your pressure cooker, or if you have loads of time - you can make it a slow cooker as well. I just like how food caramelizes in my cast-iron pan, making sure my onions are nice and brown before adding them into the liquid component. I have linked the Half Baked Harvest cookbook at the end for reference, should you want to try the slow cooker or all in pot pressure cooker recipe.
As I conclude raving about how good this recipe is, I have added this to our family favorites, because it is just that good. Whether you're seeking comfort on a chilly evening or impressing guests with your culinary finesse, this classic recipe is sure to leave a great impression of your culinary repertoire.