How to make it

  • Melt butter in a large Dutch oven on medium - medium-low heat.
  • Add onions, spreading them out in as thin a layer as possible.
  • Sprinkle with sugar, and cook, stirring just as needed to keep onions from sticking, until they are soft, golden brown, and just starting to caramelize - about 1 hour.
  • Sprinkle flour over onions, and stir to coat.
  • Cook flour for about 5 minutes. Add wine, stock, and thyme, and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook, partially covered, for about 30 minutes, to allow the flavors to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Meanwhile, lightly toast at least 8 slices of bread under a broiler or in the toaster and set aside.
  • Ladle hot soup into four ovenproof bowls and arrange on a sturdy baking sheet.
  • Place 2 -3 slices (depending on size) of toasted bread over each bowl of soup.
  • Mix together the two grated cheeses and sprinkle ¾ cup over bread in each bowl.
  • Place soup bowls under the broiler until cheese is melted and crusty brown around the edges.
  • Watch carefully that bread doesn’t burn.
  • Serve immediately.
  • I find this soup to be both rustic and elegant...easy to make and delicious to indulge in.

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  • cathyee 5 years ago
    Wow, what a nice post ! Thanks for sharing nice recipe with us. I will try this at home. I love french soup as well as <a href="
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    My hubby and I were talking about how some FO soup would be so good!! Glad I found this.
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    " It was excellent "
    smooch ate it and said...
    This is great!
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    " It was good "
    turtle66 ate it and said...
    Wow Onion Soup with Smoked Gruyère....NICE
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    " It was excellent "
    pink ate it and said...
    Tops...Tops...Tops! *smile* I think I will wisk myself to France now!
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  • krumkake 11 years ago
    That picture is making me so hungry, I can't stand it - great recipe, great photo. And another fantastic soup to try!
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  • zena824 11 years ago
    I bookmarked this......this sounds heavenly....
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  • shirleyoma 11 years ago
    Oh Noir, I love French Onion soup... I know I'll love your recipe also!
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