Onion Soup

Soupe à l’Oignon Gratiné

Preparation info
  • Makes 9 cops ( 2.25 l ) ;


    first-course servings if using gratiné, 8 if not
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

When my daughter was a child, she loved a bubbling bowl of cheese-crusted onion soup better than almost anything. For her, I made it without wine. The idea of using Champagne comes from the legend that onion soup was invented by Henri IV one early evening after a hard day’s hunting. He was supposed to have stopped at a peasant hut and asked for something to eat. Embarrassed, the wife replied that she had nothing but onions, some stale bread, and a little fat in the house. T