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French Food Friday.....French Onion Fondue

{photo and recipe from here}

As a child growing up in New Zealand in the seventies, I remember when friends of my parents had a fondue evening, which to me at the time seermed so fabulously sophisticated. Who would have thought, that some years later all grown up, I would be living in the Land of the Fondue....hence I smile as I write this.

I adore French onion soup so this recipe is one that I adore as it involves lots of cheese and onions. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.....

¼ cup unsalted butter
5 pounds sweet onions (about 6 onions), thinly sliced
¼ cup dry sherry
¼ cup sherry vinegar
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons thyme leaves
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1½ cups chicken broth, preferably homemade
2 cups coarsely grated Gruyère cheese
1 teaspoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 baguette, sliced and lightly toasted

1. In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Add the onions and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until they are deeply browned, about 2 hours.
2. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the dry sherry, sherry vinegar, Worcestershire, thyme and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook over low heat until the liquid is reduced slightly, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and reduce slightly, about 5 minutes.
3. Preheat the broiler. Divide the caramelized onions between two shallow, heatproof bowls or serving dishes (such as gratin dishes). Cover with the Gruyère, dividing it equally between the dishes. Broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Garnish with the parsley. Cool slightly; serve with the baguette slices for dipping.

Bon appetit a tous et a vendredi fabuleux......amities Leeann x


  1. We just got through with French onion soup, so this sounds amazing to me! Will definitely try this.

  2. I've always loved French Food since my days in France.. but in the States you just can't find good!
    I'll try this recipe and thanks so much for posting it!

  3. Every Friday you make me so hungry, its cold and I can think of nothing better than French Onion soup and I bet it is delicious as a fondue!! Have a lovely weekend.

  4. This sounds so wonderful. I love French Onion soup.


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