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French Onion Soup

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: French


French onion soup is a type of soup made out of caramelized onions in a beef stock base, originally based on a simple Roman onion soup where it was popular dish for poor people, as onions were plentiful and easy to grow.


  • 3 large red, thinly sliced
  • 3 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 8 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp dry thyme
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Gruyere, grated
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • croutons or bread slices
  • olive oil


  1. In a large heavy pot add olive oil then sauté onions in low heat, cover pot and let onions cook for around 45 minutes while occasionally stirring. After 45 minutes the onions will be in a caramelized stage, add the sugar and garlic then continue stirring for 10 more minutes.
  2. Add the wine to deglaze and once the liquid is thick pour the beef stock.
  3. Add the bay leaf and thyme then bring to a boil then simmer covered for 45 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper then ladle the soup into oven proof bowls.  Place bread slice or croutons on top then sprinkle a generous amount of gruyere and parmesan.  Place in oven using the grill function then grill using the highest setting until top turns golden brown.
  5. Save with toast.