French Onion Soup

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For Christmas, I got my wisdom teeth pulled out of pie hole.


What a treat, am I right?

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I’d never had surgery before. *knocks on wood until knuckles bleed*

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I realize wisdom teeth surgery doesn’t really count, but you are sorely mistaken if you think I did not tell everyone I encountered I was about to undergo major surgery. A couple of days before they sliced my gums open, I went to the dentist’s office to sign the consent forms. I asked every employee I saw if I was going to die. They thought I was fun, but asked that I keep my voice down.

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Luckily, I remember nothing about the day of, but apparently I thought I was in Cracker Barrel and I asked to keep the biggest tooth. They gave it to me in a convenient tooth shaped box with a string on it so I can wear around my neck for all to see.



Time: 2 hours (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4-6


  • 5 large white onions, halved + thinly sliced
  • 2-3 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. of whole wheat flour
  • 6 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup of sherry
  • 1 tsp. of dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. of red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. of butter
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 cup of grated gruyere cheese
  • Sourdough bread slices, toasted
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Heat butter + olive oil in a large pot over medium heat
  • Add onions, cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add garlic + S+P, cook another 1-2 minutes
  • Turn heat to low + cook, stirring occasionally for 1 hour or until onions are very tender
  • Stir in flour + whisk constantly for 3-4 minutes
  • Add broth + sherry + dijon
  • Cover + simmer for 15 minutes
  • Add red wine vinegar
  • Preheat broiler
  • In oven safe bowls or soup crocks, add some soup + top with a slice of sourdough toast + some cheese
  • Broiler for 1-2 minutes or until tops are golden + crusty
  • Spread leftovers on two pieces of crusty sourdough + globs of cheese + make a monster grilled cheese + send me a very personalized thank you note


Recipe originally from here!


14 thoughts on “French Onion Soup

  1. Jasmine S. says:

    THIS soup has been on my bucket list for the longest time. I may just have to take the plunge! I have also been putting off getting my wisdom teeth taken out for years. I’m glad I’m not the only one paranoid!

    And now I want Cracker Barrel.


    • Rachel says:

      SAMEEEEE. Like, it’s been on my list of “things to make” for prob 2 years & I’ve just been to nervous. Doooooo it!

      I literally always want Cracker Barrel, it’s a problem.


  2. lickadish says:

    This is very cute! Esp. the part about keeping your voice down. I have shared it at Lick My Dish on Facebook. Check out your first sentence in case you meant to type ‘…out of (my) pie hole. Keep it coming!


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