How to prepare the perfect French onion soup!

How to prepare the perfect French onion soup!
Ranskalainen sipulikeitto valmistuu kädenkäänteessä! Kuvituskuva.

Welcome to the Kitchen Section of Uutiskansalainen. We reveal the secrets to preparing the perfect French onion soup!

This traditional French dish is full of flavor and warms your heart on cold winter nights. The preparation may seem challenging, but don’t worry – we’ll guide you through it step by step.


  • 1 kg yellow onions
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 liter chicken broth
  • 1 dl dry white wine
  • 4 slices of rye bread
  • 150 g grated cheese


  1. Start by peeling and thinly slicing the yellow onions.
  2. Heat butter and olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the onions and mix well. Add sugar, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Simmer the onions over low heat for about 30 minutes until they are soft and golden brown. Stir occasionally to prevent them from sticking to the bottom.
  4. Add chicken broth and white wine to the pot. Bring to a boil and let the soup simmer over low heat for about 15-20 minutes to blend the flavors.
  5. Toast the rye bread slices in the oven until crispy. Place one slice on top of each soup serving and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  6. Place the soups under the oven grill until the cheese is melted and has a beautiful golden brown color.
  7. Enjoy it warm and indulge in this rich French onion soup!

Secrets for the Perfect Flavor:

  • Use yellow onions – they add sweetness and richness to the soup.
  • Simmer the onions properly – this gives the soup a deep and rich flavor.
  • Add white wine – it brings a sophisticated touch to the soup.
  • Toast the bread and add cheese – this gives the soup a delightful crispy and cheesy surface.

With this recipe, you’ll undoubtedly prepare a delicious French onion soup that will charm both your family and friends. Don’t forget to savor the soup in good company and with a glass of fine wine – it enhances the taste experience even more!