french onion soup

i've been craving a bowl of french onion soup since going to Mon Ami Gabi a month ago (remember my bowl of french onion in my 7 simple things post here). instead of going out and getting some, i decided to try and make my own. i searched everywhere for Mon Ami Gabi's recipe on the internet but had no luck.. i did come across this french onion soup recipe from Balthazar's restaurant in NYC. after a quick trip to market, i started the prepping at 7pm and by 9:45pm the soup was ready to serve. the recipe is made to serve 6 bowls.. which was exactly what mine came to. I will say it fulfilled the craving! although i don't think you can go wrong with a soup topped with toasted bread and melted cheese:)  i'd definitely use this recipe again.

all you need: 

* 1/4 cup olive oil

*4 medium yellow onion, peeled, halved through the stem end, and sliced 1/4 inch thick

*1 tablespoon unsalted butter

*1 garlic clove, peeled, and thinly sliced

*4 sprigs of thyme (unfortunately i forget this ingredient at the store)

*1 tablespoon salt

*1/4 freshly ground white pepper

*3/4 cup dry white wine

*2 quarts of chicken stock

*6 slices of country bread, toasted

*2 cups of gruyere cheese, coarsely grated

click below for the full recipe: 

Balthazar's French Onion Soup