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French onion soup is one of those soups that are just so good just as long as it’s been made properly. Whenever I order a bowl of french onion soup when I’m out its just never as good as making your own at home, watery tasteless broth underneath soggy under toasted bread. The trick to making excellent french onion soup is thoroughly carmelizing your onions with some sugar, using a good stock with some Marsala wine and of course a nice piece of toasty french bread with some Gruyère cheese. Here’s my recipe for some awesome french onion soup!

French Onion Soup 



3 large yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced.
Olive oil
3/4 teaspoon (not raw sugar)
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 cup of marsala or white wine
4 cups of your preferred stock
Sprig of thyme (dried thyme works just fine)
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
Toasted French bread
some grated Swiss Gruyere cheese




1. In a large saucepan, sauté the yellow onions in the olive oil on almost a medium high heat. The trick to carmelizing onions is to cook slowly to really get those sugars in the onion to caramelize real well. In the middle of the browning process about 3-4 minutes go ahead and add your white sugar, This will further add a wonderful caramalized onion flavor. At this point its important not to burn the onions.

2. Add garlic and sauté for 30 second, you dont want to cook the garlic to much at this point, it’ll just make your soup taste bitter, and we dont like bitter soup! Add the wine to deglaze, stock, herb. Cook this down for about 30 minutes on medium heat to let the flavors meld together. Salt and pepper to taste.

3. You may choose to service this wonderful soup in individual soup bowls or straight from the pot. If you use soup bowls cover with well toasted french bread and sprinkle with some  cheese. Brown the cheese in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes. You’ll be rewarded with a great full bodied french onion soup anyone will enjoy.

We also have Classic French Onion Soup Basket that has almost everything you need for a wonderful onion soup! The gift basket also comes with other great gourmet snacks and is a wonderful gift for any soup lover.


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