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French Onion Soup

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French Onion Soup

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  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 lb. yellow onions (halved and thinly sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 8 cups beef stock
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme (minced, or 1 tsp. dried)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • freshly ground pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1 baguette (crusty)
  • 2 2/3 cups gruyère cheese (shredded)
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    Calories320Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate22g7%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    alana hollingsworth 7 months ago
    Awesome! I didn’t alter it and will make again
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    Dana Lesco a year ago
    This will always be my go to! So tasty and simple! I use yellow, walla wallas and shallots to give extra depth of flavour to it
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    Nancy Pinson 2 years ago
    Have made this many times. Did not alter recipe at all, except on occasion I have sweet onions, so I do a mix of yellow and sweet (Walla Walla usually). I live in the NW. I am big into making soup for my freezer. After a lot of trial and error, here is how I do it with french onion soup. First, the easy part, is making the soup. I use 8 or 12 ounce canning jars, wide mouth, fill to about 1” from top to allow for expansion. I shred the gruyere and wrap the portion I want on my soup in a small, flat plastic wrap bundle. I put same # of cheese bundles as jars of soup into zip lock bag. Freeze. For the baguette, I buy a french baguette, cut it up so that I have 2 pcs bread per jar of soup. Put them into freezer bag and freeze. To reheat: remove lid from jar, straight out of freezer. Defrost in microwave 3” or so. Pour soup into soup bowl that can go under broiler. Continue to heat soup to hot in microwave 2-3 min. Toast two pcs french baguette, from frozen. Remove one cheese bundle from freezer. Once soup is hot, put 2 pcs toasted baguette on top, then top with cheese. Final step (phew!) is to put bowl of soup, with bread and cheese on it, under broiler until cheese is melted, slightly browned and bubbly. It is a process, but I do it all the time because I LOVE french onion soup and can have it anytime from my freezer.
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    Bob 2 years ago
    Gotta go with the gruyere don’t settle ~ tasty recipe
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    LaVarsha Jackson 2 years ago
    Delicious....will definitely make this again
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    Judy 2 years ago
    Delicious and easy to make!
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    Karen Barnes 2 years ago
    Great, a little too much thyme for me so I’ll use less next time.
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    Simonne C. 2 years ago
    Delicious! Fast and easy. Perfect for my family, even on a weeknight! Make sure to FINELY slice the onions (helps with cook-time and digestibility), more than one variety is also recommended - I used walla walls sweets, Vidalia yellow, and shallots. It was a little sweet after carmelization though, so be sure to add plenty of salt.
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    Paul Elliot 3 years ago
    Really nice, and not a lot of steps such as multiple deglazes. This is my first homemade attempt, and might try another recipe for comparison. Interested in upping the beefy flavor, but that might be easily accomplished by switching to better beef stock, or maybe a combination of white and red wine, or maybe adding balsamic. These new ideas are not part of the review of this recipe, as I enjoyed it as written very much.
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    レモン 3 years ago
    This isn’t my type of food- not a big fan of soups or onions, yet all these reviews convinced me to make it. Personally, i didn’t love it, could eat it in small quantities but that’s all. Also i tried serving them in baguette (i think that’s a traditional thing to do) But the bread just soaked it in and went soggy? ANYWAY i’m giving it 4 stars cause my family loved it, it’s just my weird taste buds that hated it
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    Lyssa St. Cyr 3 years ago
    It turned out good but the prep time was a little off. They didn’t include crying time for cutting the onions
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    Ritch 3 years ago
    Great recipe!!! Didn’t have the wine though but would def try to make it with the wine next time although it was so delicious I highly doubt there’s much room for improvement. I did add 1 tsp of fish sauce and 2 tsp of Worcestershire Sauce. Both I found in other recipes and comments on other recipes for really making the taste stand out and I really think they gave it a little extra something it would have been missing otherwise. Will definitely be making this again!!
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    Brad Smith 3 years ago
    This is the second time I made this it was just as good as the first time if not better practice makes perfect
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    Mint 3 years ago
    Okay but needed a flavor boost, added garlic. Super easy will make again.
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    Aleya Leonard 3 years ago
    Tasted amazing. Super easy to make, and makes a lot more than I thought!!!! Will make again for sure
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    Sidney Cross 3 years ago
    Needs to cook a little longer for the flavors to settle
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    David Hewitt 4 years ago
    AWESOME!!!!! Very tasty
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    it was great! I used 3 tablespoons of butter instead of two and I used two cups of jarlsberg cheese instead of gruyere
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    Torsten Hombeck 4 years ago
    Greasy French Onion Soup recipe.
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    Kiara 4 years ago
    Most amazing French onion soup ever. So happy I came across this recipe, it’s quite filling as well! Yum!
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    Breanna S. 5 years ago
    Easy and delicious! Can make with red wine too 😊
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    Shelli Wasko 5 years ago
    Easy to make. Great flavor. Everyone loved it
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    Jessy Posternock 5 years ago
    It was totally delicious and just what was needed on a cold winters night
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    Christina Hampton 5 years ago
    Very good flavor and easy to make. I used Swiss cheese and it turned out great
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    Danielle Mccray 5 years ago
    It was easy and taste great!
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    Grace T. 5 years ago
    Amazing soup!!! I drenched it with cheese on top and it was INCREADIBLE Perfect for a chilly day :)
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    Daniel Colmenares 6 years ago
    Great flavor, easy to make.
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    Patty Fredas 6 years ago
    Great. Also invested in extensive Gruyere to enhance the soup. definitely would make it again. I did add 2 tsp worchestershire sauce which I always used in French onion soup.