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American French Onion Soup

In this video, you’ll see how to take classic French onion soup and give it a few purely American twists to make it even more delicious—or at least differently delicious! The first twist is to slice the onions into something more like chunks, replacing the thin “French” slivers. These Americanized onions won’t slip off the spoon and dangle on your chin, French-style. Another twist is to caramelize the onions mostly in the oven instead of on the stovetop. Chef John will also show you how to make crispy homemade croutons. Finally, this American version of French onion soup uses Jack and Cheddar cheeses instead of gruyère. Watch the video, then get Chef John’s recipe for American French Onion Soup. So easy.

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  • Jude

looks sooo good! hilarious as always- soo curious what this guyy looks like!

  • margot

this looks great i am not able to have alcohol because of a medical condition no not even if it has been cooked out sorry so can i use the broth to deglaze the pan?

  • Sherry L Fraser

Simple apple juice will do in place of wine. Give it a try.