Steve's French Onion Soup

Steve's French Onion Soup

43 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 81% would make again

Ready in 2 hours

French Onion Soup is ideal for an autumn or winter night.

Traditional French Onion Soup uses beef broth, but, since my wife doesn't eat red meat, I usually make it with chicken and vegetable stock.


7 large Red Onions; peeled
6 tablespoon Butter
2 teaspoons Black Pepper; freshly ground
3 teaspoon Salt
2 Bay leaf
3 quarts Stock - Beef, Chicken, Vegetable; your preference
2 teaspoons Salt; optional
1 cup Emmanthaler Cheese; grated, to 1.5 cups
1 cup Gruyere; grated, to 1.5 cups
1 Baguette

Original recipe makes 8 Servings

Original recipe makes 8 Servings Servings


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Slice onions 1/8 inch thick.

In a large stockpot, melt butter over low heat. Place onions in it and cook slowly for 1 1/2 hours. Add stock and bay leaves and simmer for 1 hour. Salt to taste.

Slice baguette bread in 1/2" slices. Put in toaster, to a medium brown.

Turn on broiler. Remove bay leaves. Spoon soup into oven-safe serving dish, top with toast and equal mixture of the grated Emmenthaler and Gruyere. Place under broiler, broil 3-6" away from heat for approximately 3-5 minutes. (Watch it carefully -- you want a nice browning but not burning.)

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Tip for shorten prep time: I fry the onion rings in olive oil and when it's getting transparent, I add a spoon of suggar to help caramelization. Let it reduce for about 15 min. Im not sure if it taste the same because I've never had the patince to wait. Love love love it!
Carol3V 1y ago

Chicken stock for French onion soup. Like peas and carrots.
Boshiken 1y ago

This was fabulous; will make many times again
dresslersmith 1y ago

Family loved this!
acoombsmom 2y ago

I made the beef broth from scratch. I also added a few tablespoons of cooking sherry. Very delicious!
LMikoda 2y ago

The only part I don't like about french onion soup is the soggy bread
Cakeandcookies 2y ago

Great Recipe!!!
Dawn7 3y ago

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