Wood Family Vineyards

French Onion Soup with Syrah

Rhonda’s French Onion Soup with Syrah

1/2 cup unsalted butter
4 onions diced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 bay leaves
Sprinkle of thyme
Kosher Salt and freshly ground pepper

1 cup Syrah, about 1/2 bottle
3 heaping tablespoons flour
2 quarts beef broth
1/2 pound grated Gruyere Cheese or Fiscalini Lionza

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat
Add the onions, garlic, bay leaves, thyme and salt and pepper and cook until the onions are very soft and caramelized, about 25 minutes.
Add Syrah, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the wine has evaporated and the onions are dry. About 5 minutes.
Discard the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Dust the onions with the flour and stir. Turn down the heat to medium low so the flour doesn’t burn and cook for 10 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste.
Add the beef broth, bring the soup back to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes .
Season to taste with salt and pepper.