Bistro Onion Soup

Bistro Onion Soup Recipe
Oxmoor House
Topped with French bread and gruyere cheese, this classic onion soup will soon become a family favorite. Be sure to make extra because they're bound to ask for seconds.


6 cups

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


4 large onions (about 2 pounds), sliced
1/4 cup butter or margerine, melted
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup dry white wine
4 chicken bouillon cubes
4 beef bouillon cubes
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 (1/2") diagonally sliced French bread slices, toasted
8 slices Gruyere cheese


Sauté onions in butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat 15 minutes or until golden, stirring often. Stir in flour; cook one minute. Add water and next 8 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered 30 minutes. Discard bay leaves.

Ladle soup into 4 individual oven-proof soup bowls. Place on a baking sheet. Add 2 bread slices to each bowl and cover with 2 slices cheese. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 2 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Serve immediately.

Gooseberry Patch Very Merry Christmas Cookbook,

Gooseberry Patch

December 2007
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