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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup; Soup Bowls; Croutons

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This French Onion Soup recipe is simple and quick to put together. A meal you can give friends that tastes like you cooked all day! 



2 Tbsp Oil
3 Onions, Thinly Sliced
2 Shallots, thinly sliced
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
6 Cups Chicken Stock
1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 Cup Shredded Gruyére Cheese/person, for serving
Salt & Pepper


  • Put a couple of tablespoons of oil in a large dutch oven or pot. Heat on medium heat until the oil shimmers.
  • Throw all of the onions and shallots in the pot and let sit for 3 minutes without stirring.
  • Stir lightly and again, let sit at medium heat for another 3 minutes.
  • Stir lightly again, look for hot spots and if you have any dark spots on the bottom of your pot, turn it slightly. Add in the minced garlic and 1tsp of salt at this stage as well.
  • Let sit for another 3 minutes. By now you likely have light brown onions, perhaps some dark brown onions. Stir again and continue this process until all the onions are dark brown (perhaps once or twice more). If you notice any getting too dark, turn the heat setting to medium-low. You will also accumulate a browning on the bottom of your pan (called the fond), which will color and flavor your stock.
  • Once the onions and shallots are nicely browned, add in a pinch more salt, all the stock, and Worcestershire sauce. Turn heat to low and let simmer for 30 min – 2 hours.
  • While the soup is simmering make the croutons.

  • When ready to serve, top with croutons and extra cheese, serve as is or if desired bake in the oven at 375 F for 5 minutes, or place under broiler until golden browned and bubbly.

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