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French Onion Soup

Who doesn’t love a good French Onion Soup? Especially on a cold day? I am one that doesn’t like raw onions, but I love cooked onions in so many ways, and French Onion Soup when it’s done right is SO good! This is one of my favorite soups, and is really easy to make. This particular recipe I got from my husband’s Grandma Martha, and it’s still a family favorite with my kids as well now that they are adults.

The thing that makes French Onion Soup so good is a good crunchy Baguette (I love to make it with my homemade sourdough bread) and some really good melted gooey cheese on top, then you dip down into that flavorful broth with sweet translucent onions, and oh my gosh! You will want another bowl!

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. sliced, yellow, white, or sweet onions (about 2 - 2 1/2 cups)
  • 2-3 Tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • toasted French bread, baguette slices, sourdough bread slices, or croutons
  • 6 tsp. grated Parmesean cheese
  • 6 slices Gruyere or Provolone cheee

Instructions:

  1. Saute onions in butter until clear.

  2. Add salt and pepper to taste, and sherry. Simmer for a few minutes.

  3. Add beef and chicken broths and cook for 20 more minutes.

  4. Ladle soup into 6 oven-proof bowls or crocks. Top with bread (I like to use my homemade sourdough bread, see the link in the description) and grated Parmesan cheese and a slice of Gruyere or Provolone cheese on top. Bake until cheese is melted and starting to brown. Or, you can put them under the broiler for a minute to melt the cheese.

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