A Memory of French Onion Soup

READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
Recipe by San Marcos Sunshine

This recipe was featured on a TVFN, “Calling All Cooks” segment some time ago. As I recall, Keri Poulios's father had passed away, and she was preparing a special recipe he often made for the family. The episode was so poignant, I was in tears but could hardly wait to try the soup myself. It's excellent, IMHO. As Emeril would say, "Do you feel the love?"

Top Review by pinkiediva

I have used this recipe for almost 11 years from the day the show started, we now use it as our New Years Day traditional soup, my family loves it. I would love to thank Keri Poulios for sharing this recipe that was so close to her family's heart.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large soup pot, melt butter with oil. Add onions and cook slowly until translucent.
  2. Add sugar and flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add broth, water and seasonings and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in wines, and simmer for 2 more hours.
  4. Preheat broiler. To serve, pour soup into oven- proof crocks. Place a slice of French bread on top of soup. Cover bread with lots of sliced or shredded cheese, your choice. (I prefer Gruyere).
  5. Place soup crocks in oven on a sheet pan and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly. I like to place slices of cheese slightly over the edge, so it completely seals the top and melts down the side of each crock.
  6. Note: Number of servings was not indicated in the recipe. I'm guessing 8-10.

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