The Gluten Bigot: Gluten Free French Onion Soup Recipe

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Gluten Free French Onion Soup Recipe

Gluten Free French Onion Soup
The final result 
During the winter months, I can't get enough soup. There is something so nice and comforting about a hot soup on a cold day. My favorite by far is French Onion soup, it combines three of my favorite things - onions, carbs, and cheese! It can be tricky to find a GF version, luckly it is quite easy to make!

You just need a few ingredients to make the actual soup:

  • 4 white onions
  • 2 32oz containers gluten free beef broth (sub with vegetable broth for veggie/vegan)
  • Some red wine (optional)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Other spices to your liking - I like to add thyme and a bit of parsley personally.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
Gluten Free French Onion Soup
While its cooking
Start by chopping up the onions and garlic. Using the biggest pot you own, caramelize the heck out of those onions using a bit of extra virgin olive oil over a medium heat, it should take 15-20 minutes. Add garlic, then pour in about 1 cup of red wine if you're using it. Add spices. Bring it down to a simmer let it do its thing until the wine is mostly absorbed - about 30-40 minutes depending on how much wine you added (I probably went overboard with mine). Then remove the bay leaf and add the beef broth. Make it hot, then let it simmer for about half an hour.

If you are making it right away, toast some gluten free bread and grate some guyere cheese while its simmering and pre-heat your oven to broil. Once the soup is done, fill french onion soup bowls (oven safe), then put toast in and top with cheese to your liking. Broil 5-10 minutes. The cheese should be nice and melthed. Then Enjoy, just try not to burn your mouth!

What's your favorite soup? Do you have a French Onion soup recipe you love?

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