French Onion Soup

(French Onion Soup)

French Onion Soup is very popular among soups and the modern version of this soup originated in France in the 17th century, made from dry bread or croutons, beef broth, and caramelized onions.

French onion soup is an onion and beef broth based soup with croutons and cheese as toppings. They were, throughout history, seen as food for the poor people, as onions were plentiful and easy to grow. Onion soups have been popular at least as far back as Roman times.


  • 1 ½ lbs. onion
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes
  • 4 cups water
  • 5 slices bread
  • ½ cup shredded cheese


  • Thinly slice onions.
  • In a sauce pan, heat oil.
  • Add onions and cook until golden brown.
  • Keep pan covered and stir often.
  • Add water and bouillon cubes.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Pour soup into individual soup bowls.
  • Place a piece of bread in each and top with cheese.
  • Brown for a few minutes, under the broiler until the cheese melts.
  • Serve at once.