Julia Child's French Onion Soup

Marsha Gardner


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3 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
8 c
thinly sliced onions
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 1/2 c
beef stock, hot
4-5 Tbsp
1 c
white vermouth
kosher salt to taste
1/2 tsp

How to Make Julia Child's French Onion Soup


  • 1Set saucepan over moderate heat with butter and oil; when butter has melted, stir in onions, cover and cook slowly until onions are translucent and tender, about 10 minutes.
  • 2Blend in salt and sugar and raise heat to medium-high, let the onions brown, stirring often until they are a dark walnut color, 25-30 minutes.
  • 3Sprinkle flour over onions and cook slowly, stirring for another 3-4 minutes.
  • 4Remove from heat, let cool a moment, then whisk in 2 cups of hot stock. When blended, bring to a simmer, adding rest of stock, the brandy and Vermouth.
  • 5Cover loosely, and simmer very slowly for 1 1/2 hours, adding a little water if the liquid reduces too much.
  • 6Correct seasonings. May be served with some freshly grated Swiss and Parmesan cheese over top.
  • 7Soup may also be served with toasted french bread slice and cheeses. Ladle soup into individual heat proof ramekins. Top with toasted french bread slice, 1 slice Provolone, 1 slice Swiss cheese and grated fresh Parmesan cheese. Put under broiler until golden and bubbly. Bon Apetite!

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About Julia Child's French Onion Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups

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