Comfort Food: French Onion Soup

Whenever I am sick I crave comfort food. Comfort food for me comes in the form of carbs. There is nothing more comforting then this hot and bubbly soup. Make it if your sick or healthy, the flavour combination is sure to please:

French Onion Soup (Serves 2)

  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 slice french bread
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp margarine or butter
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 pound or 4 or 5 yellow onions sliced lengthwise thinly
  • salt and pepper to taste

Melt 2 tbsp of butter or margarine in a medium-sized pot over low heat and add onions. Cook and stir regularly until onions are a caramelized (about 30 – 35 minutes). Add flour and cook another 2 minutes, increase heat then add wine and cook another 4 or 5 minutes or until wine burns off. Add water, beef broth, thyme, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat partially covered for another 25 – 30 minutes. In the last 5 minutes turn oven on low broil, cut french bread in half  and butter it then toast in oven. Keep an eye on it, it will burn! Remove bay leaf and pour up soup in 2 oven proof crocks top each bowl with bread and 1/4 cup mozzarella and broil in oven till cheese is hot and bubbly. Serve immediately!

What is your favourite comfort food?

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