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Le Bonne French Onion Soup

Le Bonne is located in New York City, don’t miss this rich and robust French Onion soup.  Slowly caramelizing onions is the key to making delicious french onion soup.

Le Bonne French Onion Soup

Le Bonne French Onion Soup

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  • Recipe Type: CopyKat Recipes, Soup Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Le Bonne French Onion Soup

French Onion soup is a wonderful meal starter and is so tasty!


  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds (approximately 4 large) sweet Bermuda or Spanish onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 quarts (8 cup) beef broth, preferably homemade
  • 2 ribs celery with leaves, each cut in half
  • Salt to taste (depending upon the saltiness of the broth and the cheese)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup dry Fino sherry
  • 4 (1/4-inch thick) slices baguette (French bread)
  • 1/4 cup coarsely grated Emmenthal or Gruyere cheese


Prepare onion mixture:

. Cook onions and sugar in butter over low heat until onions are lightly caramelized (about 20 - 30 minutes).

. Add wine. Increase flame to medium and cook until wine is reduced by half (about 5 minutes).

. Add broth, celery, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil over high flame.

. Reduce heat to low, partially cover, and simmer for approximately 40 minutes.

. Remove celery; discard it.

. Add sherry; simmer 5 minutes longer.

-- Prepare baguette-topped soup:

. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

. Lightly toast each slice of baguette. Set aside.

. Place soup bowls on jelly roll pan or cookie sheet.

. Put jelly roll pan or cookie sheet (containing empty soup bowls) on center shelf of oven.

. Pull out shelf (so that you can fill the soup bowls).

. Ladle soup into 4 individual oven-proof soup bowls.

. Top each soup-filled bowl with one toasted slice of baguette.

. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cheese over top of each bowl.

. Push back oven shelf.

. Heat until cheese melts and bubbles (approximately 5 - 6 minutes).

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  • Liz Nelson

    We loved this soup! It was easy to make which is a must for our family, we are always busy!