Bacon and smoked paprika “French” onion soup with melted Gruyere cheese. 

    

Oh yeah, it’s good,it’s cheesy,it’s gooey, it’s probably the “BEST” French onion soup I have ever created and or tasted?? Oh yes, and Bacon, yep, BAAAACONNN!!! 

2 large Vidalla onions thinly sliced

8 pieces of thin cut bacon chopped

3 1/2 cups Beef stock

2 teaspoons Smoked paprika

2 cloves garlic grated 

1 teaspoon Dry Thyme 

2 tsp flour 

2 cups Shredded Gruyere cheese 

4 tablespoons butter

Salt and pepper

In a med size pan on med high heat, Add chopped Un-cooked Bacon. Render and cook till is crispy. Next, add butter and melt. Next add sliced onion and garlic.  Cook till onions are soft and translucent. Add flour, salt, pepper, Thyme and smoked paprika. Stir for about a Minute and add beef stock. Stir and reduce heat to med. Simmer for 12 mins stirring every few minutes or so. Remove and portion out soup into 4 ramikan dishes. Add about 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere on top of each . Broil for about 4-5 mins till cheese is nicely golden and brown on top. Remove and serve with toasted or grill bread sticks. 

Cooking time: approx 25 mins

Serves 4 peeps

EDF

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