French Onion Soup ... Bites⠀ INGREDIENTS:⠀ 1-2 tablespoons olive oil⠀ 3 onions (about 1 pound)⠀ 2 teaspoons salt⠀ 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper (from a mill)⠀ 1/2 cup dry white wine⠀ 1 baguette⠀ Olive oil for brushing⠀ 1/4 cup unsalted butter⠀ 3 cups beef stock⠀ Splash of sherry wine (optional)⠀ 1/4 cup mayonnaise⠀ 1/4 cup Dijon mustard⠀ 3/4 cup Gruyere cheese, grated⠀ Chopped parsley for garnish⠀ ⠀ STEPS:⠀ Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a baking sheet by brushing with olive oil.⠀ Prepare your onions by cutting off the ends, peel and slice thin along the curve of the onion. Place in a bowl and toss with salt and cracked black pepper.⠀ Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and drizzle a few glugs of olive oil in the pan followed by onions. Toss to coat, turn heat to low and cover to slightly soften onions, about 10 minutes.⠀ Remove lid, increase the heat and begin to caramelize onions, stirring frequently and deglazing pan periodically with white wine until it's reduced about 20 minutes.⠀ While onions are browning, prepare crostini. Slice 1/4-inch thick baguette slices on a bias. Brush with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and bake 10-12 minutes until golden.⠀ Once onions are golden, add butter and cook until nutty. Pour in beef stock and bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, cooking until flavors have melded and desired consistency is achieved. Add a splash of sherry wine (optional) for a touch of sweetness and added depth of flavor.⠀ For soup crocks- Pour into crocks and garnish with enough crostini to cover. Sprinkle with grated Gruyere and pop under the broiler for 3-5 minutes until golden and bubbly. Serve hot.⠀ For bites- Mix together mayonnaise and mustard in a bowl and slather on baguette slices. Spoon out 1-2 tablespoons of onions onto slathered slices, followed by a hefty sprinkling of grated cheese. Bake in 425°F oven for 3-5 minutes until golden and bubbly. Serve with remaining broth for dipping⠀ #frenchonion #frenchonionsoup #onionsoup #gruyerecheese #parsley #beefstock