French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

My husband and I have this weird obsession with French onion soup. We order it in every restaurant we go to that has it on the menu. Although it’s a fairly simple soup, you would be surprised how differently, different restaurants prepare it. He and I took a vote, and we decided the best we’ve had so far is at a place called Cafe Cigale in Oak Park (the Agoura/Thousand Oaks area, if you’re a local).

During the winter I like to make this soup at home, it’s really a no-fail recipe. This rich and hearty soup is perfect for dinner parties, or just cold, blustery nights when you need your insides warmed-up. (It was in fact 80 degrees here today, but I made it anyway!)  You might want to use a variety of onions such as yellow, red and sweet for a little more complex flavor. Either way, I just love the melt-y, crust-y, bubbly cheese on top when you first take it out of the oven. It’s so good!

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Adapted From Williams Sonoma

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Recipe: Easy

19 thoughts on “French Onion Soup

  1. Soup…everyone loves soup…I have tried the Williams Sonoma recipe and I agree with you, it is easy and delicious. Your pictures make my mouth water.

  2. Fantastic, that looks delicious. I’ve been meaning to blog my French onion soup for so long. It;s such a shame I have no time at all to cook this week – not in the light of day anyway :(

  3. AhHa – my husband and I were discussing which soups should appear on our table this winter and French Onion was one of them. I’ll give it a whirl! I agree it is delicious and yours looks tempting for sure.

  4. Hi Cheryl, I sure have enjoyed reading your blog. This one made me laugh because I too have an obsession with onion soup. I order it in every restaurant I go to that has it. It’s funny this recipe is from Williams and Sonoma because I just recently bought there onion soup starter. It was pretty good if you want to take the lazy way out. My husband does’nt share the same obsession:( Well thank you for all the recipes. Lori Hemmis

  5. Your version of onion soup looks lovely! So true that the onion soup differs from place to place! I first tasted it when my parents took me to Lyon when I was a little girl, and I still remember feeling like my eyes wanted to pop out of my head, it was so delicious and different. Have never attempted it at home – will have to try it one day.

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