French Onion Soup


Whether you use 20 lbs of onions or 5 lbs, the cooking time will still be 2 hours to slowly & perfectly caramelize the onions

  • 20 lbs sliced onions, sliced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) white wine
  • 2 qts water
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • French croutons, 2 per serving
  • 1 slice Swiss cheese each serving
  • 1 slice Muenster cheese each serving


Caramelize Onions

  1. In a large stockpot, add onions and olive oil
  2. Simmer (low boil) and cook onions slowly for 2 hours, stirring often to keep from burning

Make Soup

  1. To the pot of caramelized onions, add wine and water
  2. Season with salt and pepper and simmer 10-15 minutes

Plate & Serve

  1. Preheat broiler
  2. Ladle soup into individual bowls and top with 2 French croutons per bowl
  3. Layer 1 slice each of Swiss and Muenster cheese per bowl on top
  4. Place bowls under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to melt the cheese and serve hot!