Onion Soup



Onion Soup


6  tablespoons salted butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

10 cups sweet onion sliced

4 large garlic cloves, finley minced; pluse 1 large whole clove

1 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar

5 tablespoons cognac

1  heaping tablespoon Dijon style mustard

2 sprigsmeStep

3  tablespoons flour

12 cup beef broth

1 cup white wine

1  teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/2 loaf french bread

1/2 cup Gruyere Cheese, Shreeded

1/4 cup Smoked Mozzarella Cheese,  shredded

1/4 cup Smoked Gouda Cheese, shredded

Olive oil


1  combine butter and oil in medium stockpot; cook over high heat until butter is melted


2  add sliced onions; sauté 15 minutes; Stir often


3  add garlic and sugar; mix well; lower heat to medium; continue to cook 20 minutes until onions are deep golden brown



 4  add cognac; carefully flame cognac with lighter, when flames subside add mustard and thyme sprigs;mix well




5  add flour; continuously stir 3 minutes


6  add beef broth and white wine; mix well


7  season with salt and pepper; simmer uncovered over medium heat 40 minutes


8  combine shredded cheeses


9  cut bread into  eight 1 inch thick slices


10  arrange bread slices on cookie sheet; drizzle each slice lightly with olive oil


11  toast bread under broiler 40-50 seconds or until golden; immediately remove from broiler and carefully rub each slice with 1 whole clove garlic



12  Ladle hot soup into oven-proof soup bowl; float one toasted bread slice on top; fix generous heaping of cheese over bread



13  arrange oven- proof soup bowl on cookie sheet; place under broiler 4-5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbling; serve immediately

* Note~ approximately eight  servings

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8 Responses to Onion Soup

  1. knobulus says:

    omg that look’s fab

  2. Wow looks great – you do such a good job of breaking down each step and showing how it should look in each photo you make me feel like I could actually make it!

  3. can you leave all the alcohol out of it?

  4. Yes~maybe I can do this! My daughters favorite! I made your cranberry orange tort for Saturday morning brunch after a family jingle bell walk/run. I made the tort the night before, loosely
    covering with foil. The recipe was easy, delicious and will be baking again for Christmas!

  5. Dave Moore says:

    Now this is the real onion soup and looks great thanks – it’s snowing this way AGAIN and when that wind whips up like being on the cove again :-)

  6. Kitty says:

    Want, please! :) Looks amazing. I need to make this!

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