French Onion Soup | Basics with Babish

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French onion soup can be a little fussy, time-consuming, and tear-inducing, but if you've got a few hours on a rainy Saturday, there are few better ways to spend it than in the pursuit of this classic, comforting gratineé.
Music: "Murmuration" by Blue Wednesday
Shopping List:
3lb bag Spanish onions
48 ounces high-quality beef broth
Fresh parsley
Fresh thyme
Fresh garlic
Black peppercorns
Cloves (optional)
Parmesan cheese rind (optional)
Olive oil
Dry sherry
Day-old baguette
Kosher Salt
Gruyere cheese

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  • Binging with Babish

    Binging with Babish

    8 dögum síðan

    Sorry we're all on new year's diets and I'm still making unhealthy stuff - I shot all this back in the caloric heyday of December

    • amit salvi

      amit salvi

      23 klukkustundum síðan

      I will subscribe this channel look interesting and nice explanation

    • Uwewe Wawewewowe

      Uwewe Wawewewowe

      3 dögum síðan

      @Leroy Sinclair yes, please!

    • Connor Huebner

      Connor Huebner

      3 dögum síðan

      It is all good

    • lovely red rose

      lovely red rose

      3 dögum síðan

      Binging with Babish will you ever make Turkish delights from Narnia ?



      3 dögum síðan

      Binging with Babish do the penitentiary butter and pretzel sandwich from the simpsons

  • Carraway


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Fun fact: onions only bleed (release the chemical that causes you to cry) when you cut the root off. For for sakes, never cut the root off of your onion.

  • mark hawksford

    mark hawksford

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    What about using vegetable stock if you're a vegetarian?

  • irfan hakim

    irfan hakim

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    nobody expect the french onion soup

  • Foxtrot6747


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    It’s odd babish makes me hungry and full

  • 「Cøła Man 」

    「Cøła Man 」

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    “You are about to lose Your Sense of Taste for a few Days.”
    Relatable when i eat hotter foods.

  • maham meher

    maham meher

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    @2.36 what does he add?

    And what's the difference between using a dutch oven vs any other pot that's that deep?

  • Logan Dennison

    Logan Dennison

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Why do you always add carrots to stocks? I feel like carrots don’t have much flavor.

  • lilithmsamson


    12 klukkustundum síðan

    i made this at 1am drunk off my butt and it's so good i CRIED (currently still drunk eating it) thank you for such easy to follow steps lol

  • Chop Happy

    Chop Happy

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    I always love your basics video because I think it's so helpful for those who are new to cooking or are just looking to improve their skills

  • Patrick Kendall

    Patrick Kendall

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Please do the Diablo Sandwich & Dr Pepper from Smokey and the Bandit.

  • B.


    16 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm new to Babish and just started watching his vids. This makes me want to cook French Onion Soup. Thank you for making your recipes so accessible and user-friendly!

  • Adrian Juarez

    Adrian Juarez

    17 klukkustundum síðan

    I remade this and it was incredible

  • Kevin Chau

    Kevin Chau

    17 klukkustundum síðan

    I didn't know about Basic with Babish and this is the 58th episode!?

  • Steve Boyd

    Steve Boyd

    20 klukkustundum síðan


  • ana nikolic

    ana nikolic

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    can you please make lemon pie, from my little pony episode secrets and pie, i really wanna try that

  • amit salvi

    amit salvi

    23 klukkustundum síðan

    I always want to learn cooking... damn that look so interesting to watch

  • North Sea Brent

    North Sea Brent

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Putting soy and fish sauce in a Parisian brassiere classic like French onion soup is horrific, totally horrific...

  • Kimberly Henshaw

    Kimberly Henshaw

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I was trying to figure out who it was you remind me of.... it’s Alton Brown.



    Degi Síðan síðan

    1:36 💙❣
    👇 👇 👇 👇 👇💞

  • Falcon Phantom

    Falcon Phantom

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Soup:*is French*
    Babish:*adds Spanish onions*
    Everyone:*angry Napoleon noises*

  • Hannah Leung

    Hannah Leung

    Degi Síðan síðan

    My kind of food 😍😍😍 I am an onion and cheese lover and at the same time a culinary student and I really love this kind of soul food 😍😍😍😍

  • Charlotte Tony

    Charlotte Tony

    Degi Síðan síðan

    its the french onion ASMR man

  • Brianne Morris

    Brianne Morris

    Degi Síðan síðan

    That almost looks like the soup I had in Halifax back in 2007!

  • Newty172


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Just made it, and dang is it good! Side note; just add a few pepper corns as they go a long way. (I may have added a few too many...)

  • Erwin Rommel

    Erwin Rommel

    Degi Síðan síðan

    could have been better

  • Isabelle Rowley

    Isabelle Rowley

    Degi Síðan síðan

    The background music made me think my baby was crying

  • Austin Heller

    Austin Heller

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Do alcoholic drinks from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

  • ZiiipyZap


    Degi Síðan síðan

    “French Onion Soup”
    *precedes to use Spanish onions*

  • Heart & Chops

    Heart & Chops

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I don't understand why he painstakingly uses all these ingredients to 'soup up' store bought stock, which he then simmers for an hour, when he could have like, just made stock in an hour using a pressure cooker?

  • paco ramon

    paco ramon

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Everytime a french wants to make a french soup they cross the border to take my spanish onions.

  • paco ramon

    paco ramon

    Degi Síðan síðan

    So he is using spanish onions to do a french onion soup?

  • Vynnie


    Degi Síðan síðan

    daz sum nice onyo

  • ok boomer

    ok boomer

    2 dögum síðan

    *_O N O N_*

  • Harley Vass

    Harley Vass

    2 dögum síðan

    My man Babish got that Rolex 😍

  • Mr Preston

    Mr Preston

    2 dögum síðan

    I'm watching this at 4 am what am I doing with my life

  • Joshua Booth

    Joshua Booth

    2 dögum síðan

    Why wasn't it reduced and restocked, and again, and again, etc?

  • Tanmay Shah

    Tanmay Shah

    2 dögum síðan

    hey babish, please make vegetarian recipes

  • stripeytapir


    2 dögum síðan

    My favourite hack for French Onion Soup is to allow a wee divet in the cheese and to crack an egg over top right before tossing it under the broiler. The cheese gets good and melty right around the same time the white sets and the yolk is still runny, and it adds another level of richness to everything. Yum!
    Also fun tip for vegetarians, if you make this with veggie broth, adding red wine and a bit of nutmeg along with herbs brings a nice sense of richness and body back into everything. I usually add the wine to the onions in the same way the sherry is added here to reduce it and to cook through the alcohol.

  • Joseph Chamberlain

    Joseph Chamberlain

    2 dögum síðan

    Can you just start narrating nature documentaries already...

  • Master Yoda

    Master Yoda

    2 dögum síðan

    Your videos turn my mouth into a waterfall

  • Noah Martin

    Noah Martin

    2 dögum síðan

    I like to mix the gruyère with a little bit of mozzarella, because it gives a really nice stretchy, melty texture a little more substantial than the gruyère alone.

  • AlphaAsFuark!


    2 dögum síðan

    I love eating French onion soup, but then I smell like onions for the next three days.

  • Emily Ray

    Emily Ray

    2 dögum síðan

    Can we get a Babish style Bloomin Onion??? 😍

  • Daniel A. Castro Chin

    Daniel A. Castro Chin

    2 dögum síðan

    Carrots are missing from the shopping list!

  • luis


    2 dögum síðan

    1:35 "sliced carrots"

  • Ivan Lara

    Ivan Lara

    2 dögum síðan

    Right but why did the roof of my mouth get warm when he said his would get burnt...

  • Carol Ilse Anne

    Carol Ilse Anne

    2 dögum síðan

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for not pronouncing it 'carmel' and 'carmelisation' Bless you xxxxx

  • amancalledcraig


    2 dögum síðan

    American style french onion soup more like it.

  • Amani Abu Laban

    Amani Abu Laban

    2 dögum síðan

    what can we use instead of alcohol?

  • Jonah Amos Buzzard-Roberts

    Jonah Amos Buzzard-Roberts

    2 dögum síðan

    I'm a vegetarian but want to make this recipe. Does anyone know if I would be able to substitute a vegetable stock/broth for the beef broth without making the soup less flavorful?

  • Josh House

    Josh House

    2 dögum síðan

    "...soup up the store bought version"
    Me (5 seconds later): "..Oh."



    2 dögum síðan


  • Swagmaster Yolo

    Swagmaster Yolo

    2 dögum síðan

    It's not French onion soup if you use Spanish onions

  • Shannon M.

    Shannon M.

    2 dögum síðan

    Loving the show, but I was hoping the "basics" would really be basic for those of us who don't cook well and don't have a lot of kitchen gadgets. Does it take the gadgets and expense to make decent food? Not a criticism; I honestly want to know.

  • Grahke JcPenny

    Grahke JcPenny

    2 dögum síðan

    Could you just deglaze with the broth?

  • Gagan


    2 dögum síðan


  • Void Phenomenon

    Void Phenomenon

    2 dögum síðan

    Midunesti nane, nane nane, sarebazi bade, bade bade, morakhazish kame, kame kame, nanekëo mano zayidi, to ke dahane mano gayidi, midunesti nane, bozorg misham, sarebazi miram, chera dadi to shiram, nazashti man bemiram, sarbazamo, sarebazi baram ye moshde khake, hamin daru nadaram, faghad yik-dune pake, sarbaz doäm gelime pare, shabra sar miyare, kalogh par, pa morghe, basash farghi nadare!

  • jimwormmaster


    2 dögum síðan

    I never seem to be able to get the onions to caramelize just right...they burn before getting jammy. Maybe I need to stir more often, or something, I dunno.

  • Travis Smith

    Travis Smith

    2 dögum síðan

    Can yoy make one on pizza?