French onion soup is my husband and mothers favorite soup, they go coo-coo for coco puffs over this stuff! I wanted to make this special soup for my husband last night and found a great recipe by Tyler Florence on the Food Network site.
French onion soup gained its popularity in the U.S in the 1960s when we became further entised by French cuisine. The ancient Romans ate this soup often because the main ingredient, onions were cheap to buy and prepare. The secret to French onion soup is allowing your onions to thoroughly caramelize, which pulls out the sweetness and complexity when cooked over low heat for nearly 45 minutes. I followed Tyler's recipe to the T and my husband was happy with the result!