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

Le Bonne French Onion Soup

Enjoy Le Bonne French Onion Soup at home. 
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Le Bonne French Onion Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 171kcal


  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet onions peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 quarts beef broth preferably homemade
  • 2 stalks celery with leaves, each cut in half
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup dry Fino sherry
  • 4 slices baguette (1/4-inch)
  • 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).


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 1001mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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