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How to Make Easy French Onion Soup

This soup is the perfect, surprisingly simple starter for winter dinners and holiday entertaining. In this video, you’ll learn how to make French onion soup the easy way. A splash of sherry vinegar and sherry wine are the secret ingredients here. You’ll also learn a few other tricks to make sure you get a delicious, clear broth and melt-in-your-mouth onions. Spoon the soup into individual bowls, top with a slice of baguette bread, sprinkle with Gruyere cheese, and broil to golden brown for an impressive first course that’s also surprisingly easy to make. Get Chef John’s recipe for Easy French Onion Soup.

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  • pelicangal

Love Chef John's recipes. I have tried quite a few and they are always excellent. This will be another to add. Thanks.

  • Esther

I love onion soup it seem easy and I will make soon

  • Catherine Rice Elliott

I make French Onion Soup every Thanksgiving (35 yrs now). Guests prefer the soup over the Turkey! I also chop (onions fit better on the spoon) and I do mine overnight in the crockpot using just chicken stock. Gets as dark as a beef and not as salty. I also prefer the beef/chicken stock over just beef. I use cognanc, but flavor is similar. That sherry/cognanc is the ingredient that REALLY makes the soup. Don't ruin the soup by using a garlic crouton...just use a plain crouton. Love Chef John!