French Onion Soup

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French Onion Soup


French Onion Soup [1] [2] [3] is a world recognized dish, it takes simple ingredients and transforms them.


  • 2 pounds large sweet onions (Bermuda are ideal)
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • sea salt
  • 2 quarts beef stock
  • 8 slices of baguette
  • 1/2 pound shredded Gruyere or Tomme


  1. Warm oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel and slice onions finely.
  3. Over medioum heat warm 2/3 butter in a pan, include onions & sprinkle with salt, generously.
  4. Cook and stir onions, ~15 min to achieve a lightly browned look.
  5. In a separate pot simmer stock.
  6. Pour stock over onions and bring to boil.
  7. Transfer to a ovenproof dish.
  8. Put in oven, leave uncovered for ~1 hour.
  9. Butter slices of bread and top with cheese.
  10. Place slices in pot for ~17 min, leaving to cook and bubble.
  11. Serve straight from oven, with a side of pepper (optional)


  1. Grausman, Richard (1988). French Classics Made Easy. Thomas Allen & Son Limited. pp. 20. ISBN 978-0-7611-5854-7. 
  2. Woodward, Sarah (2006). the food of france. Kyle Cathie Limited. pp. 103. ISBN 978-1-904920-43-4. 
  3. {{cite book|last=Greenspan|first=Dorie |title=around my french table |year=2010|publisher=Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|isbn=978-0-618-87553-5|pages=756-57}