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French Onion Soup

A classic french onion soup recipe absolutely must have caramelized onions. But Finding one that gives you the how and why, is few and...

A classic french onion soup recipe absolutely must have caramelized onions. But Finding one that gives you the how and why, is few and far to come. We're talkin proper homemade french onion soup with all of it's caramelized onion goodness and lots of good melted cheese on top. Can't go wrong there.




INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tablespoons (42g) unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon (14g) extra virgin olive oil

  • 3.5 lb (1.5kg) sweet onions/Vidalia onions (about 5-6 large) salt to taste

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) bourbon

  • 11/4 cup (295ml) white wine

  • 1.5 quarts (1.4 liters) good beef stock

  • 1 bunch thyme

  • 3 tablespoons (44ml) dry sherry *optional*

  • Gruyere cheese, grated

  • Gouda cheese, grated

For Finish:

  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter

  • 2 oz gruyere

  • 2 oz gouda baguette slices or bread slices

INSTRUCTIONS:

Method

  1. Slice onions thinly.

  2. Add butter and olive oil to a 6-8 qt pot. Heat until it begins to boil.

  3. Add the onions and disperse the salt. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.

  4. Deglaze with bourbon and white wine. Bring up to a boil and reduce to about 70 percent of total volume.

  5. Add beef stock and a bundle of thyme. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.

  6. Finish with sherry, simmer for 1-2 minutes, remove from heat and add butter until melted and emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  7. Grate gruyere and guoda cheese. Toss together.

With oven-safe bowl:

  1. Brush ½ in slices of baguette bread with olive oil at 425 F or 218 C

  2. Ladle soup into oven-safe bowls

  3. Leave a quarter in of space, place under high broiler 2-3 min.

  4. Serve

Without oven-safe bowl:

  1. Melt cheese and bread in the oven – serve on the side (2nd option)

14 commentaires


Rachel Feldmann
Rachel Feldmann
08 janv.

Wait I figured it out it is one and one fourth. ... Okay got it.

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Rachel Feldmann
Rachel Feldmann
08 janv.

11/4 cup and 295 ml white wine are not the same thing so which is it?

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Jeffrey Herrera
Jeffrey Herrera
25 déc. 2023

The white wine says 11/4 cup. I think you meant 1/4 cup in the ingredients list

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Pawel Wencel
Pawel Wencel
06 janv.
En réponse à

1 and 1/4 cup = 295ml :)

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Quinten
Quinten
09 déc. 2023

Great recipe, pleasantly surprised the misses with it. 10/10, best she ever had. Didn't add the bourbon and sherry, still incredible depth without it. Thank you for sharing!

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Nicole Araya
Nicole Araya
26 nov. 2023

I just prepared it. Simply exquisite. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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