Sodahl "french onion soup bake off" is here!! We ate at Houlihan's last week - and of course got their yummy french onion soup. Ross and I used to be obsessed with trying new restaurants in the search for the perfect french onion!! Grandmas in Duluth had a close first - and now that we have tried Houlihan's that might be the best...we had a discussion that night about trying to make our own - so here we are!!
I found some recipes for french onion soup - so we decided to try 2 different recipes and declare a winner! I modified a bunch of different recipes I found to make this one as close to the Houli's recipe as I could.....AND.......it was GREAT!! We didn't have much broth - so not sure if when I cut the ingredients in half it all boiled out - but Ross didn't have much besides the onion / absorbed bread / cheese! This was really close and actually really good!! Who needs to go to the restaurant anymore - save the money and make it ourselves!! So good!!
6 cups onions, thinly sliced
4 cups beef broth
1/4 cup butter
6 slices Provolone cheese
6 slices toasted French bread (I actually used basic rolls I had....)
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper
Saute the onions in the butter until they are tender, then add the wine, sugar, beef broth and Worcestershire sauce.
Add some salt and pepper - bring soup to a boil and then turn the heat down and cook over a moderate heat for about 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 - ladle the soup into ovenproof bowls (these are my rents - aren't they cute!! They worked perfect) and add a slice of toasted bread to each.
Put one slice of cheese over each piece of toast and bake for 10 minutes until the cheese is golden brown and bubbling.