French Onion Soup

Serves 3-4 Time 2-3 hrs


  • 3 onions (1 red, 2 yellow) sliced thinly
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp cream sherry
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp dry thyme
  • French bread, sliced
  • Smoked Gruyère cheese, enough shredded to cover bread


  • Slice 3 onions using a mandolin or a knife.
  • Melt butter in Dutch oven and toss onions in there on medium heat.
  • Allow to caramelize, takes about 45 min to 1 hr.
  • Heat broth, thyme and some pepper while this is happening.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste during the caramelization process.
  • Deglaze caramelized onions with sherry and white wine.
  • Thicken with flour for a minute or so, stirring frequently.
  • Add heated broth and stir.
  • Can taste and add salt/pepper according to taste.
  • Broil with slice of French bread and shredded Gruyère.
  • Watch closely until golden brown and bubbly.

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