Ingredients

How to make it

  • Cook the onions slowly with the butter and oil in the covered saucepan for 15 minutes.
  • Uncover, raise heat to moderate, and stir in the salt and sugar. Cook for 30 to 40 minutes stirring frequently, until the onions have turned an even, deep, golden brown.
  • Sprinkle in the flour and stir for 3 minutes.
  • Off heat, blend in the boiling liquid. Add the wine, and season to taste. Simmer partially covered for 30 to 40 minutes or more, skimming occasionally. Correct seasoning.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Bring the soup to the boil and pour into a tureen or soup pots. Stir in the 3/4 c. shredded Swiss cheese and grated onion. Float the rounds of toast on top of the soup, and spread the grated cheese over it. Sprinkle with the oil or butter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in the oven, then set for a minute or two under a preheated broiler to brown the top lightly. Serve immediately.
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  • Balyard1 3 years ago
    I doubt this. Julia's recipe has cognac. All I know is, the actual Julia's French Onion soup is delicious. Whenever my neighbor makes it, she sends up a bowl. My wife is a FANTASTIC cook, but the neighbor wins on the soup.
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    " It was excellent "
    JulianWells ate it and said...
    WONDERFUL! I substituted chicken broth for beef because of religious reasons (roommate and I are Hindu) so I added some red wine at the end, before boiling, for the depth. Still came incredibly and will be making again and again. Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Great post!!!
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  • rodge 4 years ago
    Try not using the oil or flour, add Brandy after your stock and finish with a bunch of thyme tied with string to the handle. Guess what I have to make at work! I love Soupe a la Oignon too! Smart ass aren't I?
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    " It was excellent "
    doubled ate it and said...
    Shandy...you just hit a hungry (looking for a new soup recipe) stomach nerve. How dare you! lol Sounds absolutely wonderful. Thank you.
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    " It was excellent "
    valinkenmore ate it and said...
    Wonderful and descriptive post! High 5 to you.
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    ~HELLO~
    I Love the Special Way that
    this "5"FORK!!!!! Soup is prepared & of course
    All the ingredients are marvelous!

    ~*~mj~*~

    ~Photo~FLAGGED!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    m2googee ate it and said...
    another YUMMMMMMMMMM
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  • 22566 4 years ago
    Oh My gosh!...this sounds wonderful.

    Thank-you for this rich Onion soup recipe.

    Kind Regards

    Joyce
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