French Onion Soup

Monica Keleher


I love french onion soup and have really worked on this recipe to make it unique and flavorful, and if doesn't disappoint. Please try it and let me know what you think. Thanks, Monica


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
45 Min


  • 4
    slices of slab bacon cut into lardons
  • 5
    onions, this time i mixed and used vadalia and red sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 box
    unsalted beef stock (or veggie if you prefer)
  • 1 c
    madeira wine
  • 2
    dried bay leaves
  • ·
    fresh or dried thyme
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pkg
    gruyere cheese remove rind and keep.
  • 1
    day old baguette i like to toast it with some gruyere cheese before i even add it to the soup

How to Make French Onion Soup


  1. Heat up a large pot and add the bacon lardons and cook until crispy. When done remove and set a side, leave the rendered bacon fat in the pan
  2. reduce heat to low and add the onions and a bit of unsalted butter. Keep your eye on the onions. stir and cook until they are golden brown, the darker the better but do not burn them. Add a bay leaf
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add in the madeira wine and stir.return the pan back to the heat, reduce so all the wine is absorbed into the onions. Add the dried thyme here and heat up I actually use less dried than I do fresh. (If you are using fresh wait until the stock is added)
  4. Add the stock and other bay leaf the rind from the cheese (sounds weird but it adds so much flavor to the soup that makes you go yum) return the crispy bacon to the pot (and fresh thyme if you are using it do not use both fresh and dried thyme) simmer. taste for seasonings and adjust.
  5. Turn on the broiler. In an oven safe bowl place some cheese and add the onions and broth. Place the toasted cheese topped baguette slice onto the soup add some shredded grated gruyere cheese on top and place under the broiler until golden brown and melty deliciousness.

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About French Onion Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Hashtags: #Onion #cheese

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