French Onion Soup

Soupe à L’Oignon Gratinée

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My Paris Market Cookbook

My Paris Market Cookbook

By Emily Dilling

Published 2015

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This easy soup takes a little time, but that’s what makes it so savory and filling. A bistrot favorite and a winter staple, this soup makes a perfect starter for a dinner party or a simple lunch amongst friends.


  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) salted butter
  • 3 cups (350



Melt butter on medium-high heat in a large pot. Add finely sliced onions and brown them, being careful not to let them burn (you can add water if necessary to prevent them from sticking to the pan). When onions are browned, after approximately 15–20 minutes, stir in flour followed by wine. Add thyme, bay leaf, and a dash of salt and pepper. Add beef stock and bring to a bo