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French Onion Soup VIII

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars

"Try substituting vermouth for the white wine!"
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1 h 15 m servings 253
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter with olive oil. Cook onions in mixture, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes, until very soft, translucent and brown on the edges.
  2. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir to combine. Pour in beef broth, wine and water with bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven broiler.
  4. Toast the bread slices. Ladle the soup into 6 ovenproof bowls and place the bowls on a baking sheet. Place a toasted slice of bread over each bowl and top with Swiss cheese.
  5. Place bowls under broiler until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 253 calories; 10.1 26.9 10.8 22 646 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Really good the only thing I would change is adding garlic and using a combination of cheeses - I use parmesan, provolone and swiss.

Most helpful critical review

Personally, I wasn't a fan of this at all. Too much wine, too many bay leaves.

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Really good the only thing I would change is adding garlic and using a combination of cheeses - I use parmesan, provolone and swiss.

Really good. Onions caramelized in 30 mins. I substituted red wine and added thyme as suggested by another reviewer. The soup was really wonderful and my husband asked me to make it again. I o...

Made a few minor changes: Used vegetable broth rather than beef. Added a sprig of fresh thyme along with the bay leaves. Finished the soup with a traditional splash of brandy. I agreed with ...

Oh my gosh, this soup is identical to the ones in the resturaunts, maybe even better! We can't seem to get enough of this ! Excellent flavor! Perfect balance of sweet and savory. This is So go...

Yummy onion soup. I used vidalia onions, only 1 bay leaf and out of necessity, Honey Brown beer in place of the wine. The beer accented the sweetness of the onions nicely. After tasting the s...

This gets 5 stars b/c it is easy to make and the result is delicious - I followed the directions exactly and it was a great soup. The onions smelled up the house pretty bad though, so make sure...

Used vidalia onions, red wine, 1 cup of water, 1 bay leaf, and 1 tablespoon Worceshire sauce. All great suggestions. 6 servings did turn out to be equal to three servings. Took over an hour fo...

I am really impressed with how this came out! I'm not a fan of french onion soup, but I still had to have a good! My onions took about an hour to caramelize, and I used chicken broth i...

I made this a couple nights ago and the hubby loved it. I thought it was a bit sweet but good, perhaps it was the wine I used. The only subsitution I made was vegetable broth instead of beef bro...