Monday: French Onion Soup

I always thought that French Onion Soup would take forever to do, but this recipe comes together pretty quickly. This makes a couple of bowls for you to enjoy.

The Recipe



  1. In a medium stock pot, heat beef broth over medium-high heat.

  2. In the meantime, in a frying pan, add butter and oil and cook over medium-high heat. Once heated, add onions and stir, until onions are tender and transparent. Stir in sugar and cook until the onions start to brown.

  3. Add onions to heated broth, stir and let simmer for 20 minutes.

  4. Add wine and season with salt and pepper, simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Pour soup mixture into individual serving bowls and place a slice of bread on top, making sure bread gets well soaked. Place shredded cheese on top of bread and broil, 3 inches below heat, until cheese bubbles

The Notes

The Resource

I discovered this site in 2001. It actually went through a site-wide face lift a few weeks ago, so now it's much nicer on the eyes. You'll find a wide range of recipes there, though if I had to pin it down, I'd say it's the sort of fare typical suburban parents might make. There's no shortage of recipes that call for condensed soup. It's definitely the everyday cook's website. I like it because it provides nutritional info and easy conversions. It also has nice feature articles to help you explore everything from biscotti, to crockpot cooking, to do-it-yourself sourdough starter. For those of you who want to feel festive, a site specialty is their annual Christmas Cookie Countdown, which starts on Dec 1st. Finally, if soup is your thing, I found an article on making 10 soups from one recipe.