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Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée - French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

  • Author: Sylvie Taylor
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: French


Slices of onions swim in a beef broth that includes wine for a real authentic flavor in this French Onion Soup recipe that is fuss free and doesn't take long to make.


6 large or 9 medium onions, peeled
20 grams / 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
8 grams / 1 tablespoon plain flour
250 milliliters / 1 cup dry white wine
709 milliliters / 3 cups beef broth
100 grams / 3.5 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
4 slices thick farmhouse bread
Thyme, to garnish


  1. Thinly slice the onions in rings and set aside.
  2. Place the butter into a heavy based frying pan on medium low heat and toss in all the onions.
  3. Cook until they are golden brown, approximately 15 minutes.
  4. Toss in the flour and salt and stir to coat.
  5. Pour in the broth and wine and cover, cooking for 30 minutes.
  6. Ladle the soup into 4 ovenproof bowls and lay 1 slice of the farmhouse bread on top of each.
  7. Sprinkle the grated cheese over and place under the broiler or grill until melted and bubbling.
  8. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of thyme on top and season to your taste.
  9. Dig in.


Adapted from Cuisine Actuelle


  • Calories: 437 calories per serve

Keywords: french cooking, soup