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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine: French
Keyword: french, onion, soup
Servings: 4


  • 5 large white onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 60 grams unsalted butter
  • 6 litres dark beef stock
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 500 ml dry white wine
  • 250 ml organic apple cider vinegar
  • 5 grams whole mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 pinches of smoked paprika
  • 10 slices of French baguette
  • 10 slices of Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 500 grams shredded Grueyere (Grand Trunk from StoneTown cheese Ontario Canada)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a wide pot with a thick bottom met the butter.
  • Add the thinly sliced onions and whole mustard seeds, smoked paprika, and let it caramelized with a pinch of salt.
  • Add fresh bay leaf and thyme and deglaze with apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire.
  • After the vinegar and Worcestershire are reduced add the wine and allow the alcohol to evaporate.
  • Add the beef stock and chicken stock and bring it to a boil and allow to cook for approximately one hour.
  • Remove the pot from the stove, remove the thyme sprig and bay leaf and adjust seasoning.
  • Preheat your oven to broil.
  • Toast lightly your bread in the oven on both sides; rub the garlic clove on the toasted bread and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Pour the onion soup in ovenproof onion soup caps add the garlic-scented toasted bread, top with shredded Grand trunk and slices of Gruyere.
  • Bake in the oven until golden brown and serve.



Bon Appetit.
Chef Notes: From our trip to France over the years, we came out with this unique recipe using some of our favorite suppliers. Giving sweetness and acidity in a mouth full.
This is one of our family's favorite soups on a cool winter night. I hope you will enjoy as much as our Family does
Wine Pairing: Pinot Noir
Juice Pairing: Ginger Spice
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