I have the best onion recipes from scratch.
You'll find the homemade french onion soup and restaurant quality onion rings and onion strings recipes below.
The following is my best French onion soup recipe. Beautiful rich broth. You may use shredded Swiss cheese too.
EASY FRENCH ONION SOUP
8 cups beef broth or water
1 TBS + Better Than Bouillon Beef Base
2 large super sweet onions, sliced
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
homemade croutons, recipe below
In a stock pot, add the onions, water and beef base. If one tablespoon of beef base is not strong enough, please feel free to add more.
Bring to a boil and simmer until onions are tender. Remove onions with a slotted spoon and turn up the heat to medium-high to get the broth really hot. Place the onions in a heavy skillet with butter and caramelize them.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and whisk in the flour to make a roux. Cook for 1 minute and slowly add to the hot broth. Whisk until it begins to thicken. Add the Worcestershire sauce, onions, garlic powder, onion powder, and Parmesan cheese. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
PREHEAT broiler to high and you will need a baking sheet to place the bowls of soup on.
Ladle the soup into oven proof bowls and place on the baking
sheet. Sprinkle with croutons and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Broil until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
3 slices bread, cubed
6 TBS homemade unsalted butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
PREHEAT oven to 325 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with vegetable oil.
Place bread cubes on cookie sheet for approximately 15 minutes or until cubes are dried. Melt butter in skillet and add the dried bread cubes. Toss well to coat and cook on low heat until they are crisp.
The BEST HOMEMADE ONION RINGS
2 large sweet Bermuda onions, peeled and sliced into rings
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup homemade buttermilk
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp homemade seasoned salt
1 tsp homemade garlic powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
2 TBS cornstarch
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
oil for frying
In a shallow bowl combine the eggs with buttermilk.
In another shallow bowl combine flour, seasoned salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cornstarch and breadcrumbs.
Heat a generous amount of oil in a heavy skillet to 350 degrees.
First dip the onion ring into the egg/buttermilk mixture allowing any excess to drip off, then coat in the breadcrumb mixture.
Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Remove to a brown paper bag or paper towels to drain.
Have all the onion rings coated and on a plate. Let stand for 15 minutes to dry before frying. Have paper towels or a brown bag ready so you can immediately put the hot rings on it right out of the oil. Season immediately with salt.
MAKING ONION STRINGS
Use the recipe above and cut the onion slice thin and fry. These are delicious and I love them on a juicy burger.