French Onion Soup

American French Onion Soup Recipe

Recipe by Food Wishes

French Onion Soup

Ever good main meal needs something to start that meal off and why not french onion soup, has been one of my favourites for many years.

French onion soup is a very easy recipe but when done right it’s a great starter to a main meal or just for lunch.

When cutting up the onions use your favourite slice, long and thin or diced, whatever you like the best.


To make the caramelizing step a bit easier, try using the oven. You can just toss the onions in, stir it once in a while, and wait for them to brown.

You don’t have to stand there and watch as closely as you would on the stove top, and since the oven is blasting the pan with heat from all sides, you get a nice even color.

Regarding the ominous vinegar warning in the video – I think a little touch of sherry vinegar really balances the flavors perfectly, but like salt, everyone’s palate is different. So, if you haven’t used it before, it may be a better to just add the vinegar, to taste, to the finished soup. Drip a little in, taste, and adjust.

Now the cheese – the classic Gruyere Cheese or cheddar and mild Monterey Jack.

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Ingredients to make 2 1/2 quarts

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  • 6 large yellow onions, cut in large dice
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 or 2 tsps sherry vinegar, or to taste
  • 3 tbsps dry sherry wine (do NOT use “cooking wine”)
  • 4 cups high-quality beef broth
  • 4 cups high-quality chicken broth
  • buttered croutons
  • shredded extra-sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese (allow about 1/3 cup per soup bowl)


Oh how I enjoy an appetizer such as french onion soup along with a prime rib, roasted potatoes and buttered corn topped off with with your favourite dessert, hmmm good…

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