American French Onion Soup


In this video, you’ll see how to take classic French onion soup and give it a few purely American twists to make it even more delicious—or at least di... See morefferently delicious! The first twist is to slice the onions into something more like chunks, replacing the thin “French” slivers. These Americanized onions won’t slip off the spoon and dangle on your chin, French-style. Another twist is to caramelize the onions mostly in the oven instead of on the stovetop. Chef John will also show you how to make crispy homemade croutons. Finally, this American version of French onion soup uses Jack and Cheddar cheeses instead of gruyère. Watch the video, then get Chef John’s recipe for American French Onion Soup. So easy. See more Chef John videos >>

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Mar 29, 2014 8:09 AM

Gotta tell you, am really sick of the ad before viewing my cooking video!


Mar 12, 2013 5:00 PM

His ingredients: Ingredients for about 2 1/2 quarts of soup: 6 large yellow onions, cut in large dice 1/2 stick unsalted butter salt and pepper to taste 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme 1 or 2 tsps sherry vinegar, or to taste 3 tbsps dry sherry wine (do NOT use “cooking wine”) 4 cups high-quality beef broth 4 cups high-quality chicken broth buttered croutons shredded extra-sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese (you’ll need about 1/3 cup per bowl)

Sherry L Fraser

Nov 13, 2012 10:33 AM

Simple apple juice will do in place of wine. Give it a try.

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