French Onion Soup
Recipe type: soup
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 4-5 bowls
Simple French Onion Soup
What You'll Need
  • 6-8 lbs. yellow onion
  • 1 tbs. butter (to make this vegan, simply use earth balance)
  • 6 cups water
  • ¼ cup cooking sherry
  • 1 tbs. white wine vinegar
  • To Serve
  • 1 french baguette
  • 1 cup freshly grated Gouda
  1. In a large stock pot, add the butter and sliced onions and place over a medium-high heat for about 30 minutes. (the onions should be translucent and begin releasing their water at this point)
  2. Then, reduce the temperature to medium-low and cook for about 3 hours or until caramelized, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the water, sherry, and vinegar and let cook for another 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to Broil. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out slices of french bread and top with the grated cheese. Cook for just about a minute, or until the cheese has melted and starts turning golden brown.
Recipe by The Blonde Chef at