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

    Mánuði 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

    • Jyl Lytle

      Jyl Lytle

      14 dögum síðan

      This looks amazing. I wouldn't add or take away anything in this recipe, and that's rare for me.

    • Emerald Pro Gaming

      Emerald Pro Gaming

      21 degi síðan síðan


    • Azri'el Collier

      Azri'el Collier

      23 dögum síðan

      Since we live in a true winter climate and do work outside and play outside a lot, diet is not in our lifestyle. And since we do not participate in the holidays that many use as a way to legitimize gluttony, then our diet does involve higher caloric foods because we actually lose weight during this time of year. And when your daytime high temperature can be in the 20sF, then more calories, please!

    • amit salvi

      amit salvi

      Mánuði síðan

      I will subscribe this channel look interesting and nice explanation

    • Uwewe Wawewewowe

      Uwewe Wawewewowe

      Mánuði síðan

      @Leroy Sinclair yes, please!

  • Esther E. Puig

    Esther E. Puig

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Babish, would you try doing green plantain bolones ?

  • Thatboy21 420litme

    Thatboy21 420litme

    4 dögum síðan

    Am i the only one curious about what this guy looked like with hair?

  • Halen Anthony

    Halen Anthony

    4 dögum síðan

    duck newton is QUAKING

  • GORager99


    4 dögum síðan

    i always forget that french onion soup isnt vegetarian friendly so every time i look at the ingredients of a can i get sad

  • Dásay Reyes

    Dásay Reyes

    4 dögum síðan

    I would love to make this. But the vegan way

  • Jayden Ho

    Jayden Ho

    4 dögum síðan

    Gosh darn it now I want French onion soup

  • Bucket of Gondor

    Bucket of Gondor

    5 dögum síðan

    4:22 was that a fist clench of mmm that's good or pain

  • Ingrid St Pierre

    Ingrid St Pierre

    5 dögum síðan

    I've seen chefs cook those onions even LONGER, til a deep crown color develops.

  • Braeden Sigwalt

    Braeden Sigwalt

    5 dögum síðan

    I followed your recipe and cooked it for me and my parents! My dad said it was restaurant quality!

  • Ed Gardner

    Ed Gardner

    7 dögum síðan

    I agree with much of what you say. Especially the mouth burn. I’ll be enjoying my second dose tonight.......I’ll not play the romantic porn music this time though. Hashtag Gruyere is a must.

  • Patrick Ignaut

    Patrick Ignaut

    7 dögum síðan

    Don't put cloves in this.

    If you want more SAVORY flavors, try shitaki mushrooms.

    No clue where the taste for cloves came from, maybe from swilling pig dicks.

  • Gerwin Eric

    Gerwin Eric

    7 dögum síðan

    To all who wants more info on this soup, watch The Chef Show on Netflix. Look for the episode "Extra Helpings with Dave and Babish", I think. Roy Choi and Jon Favreau made the soup with Andrew and it's really in depth. It's a really great show, by the way.

  • Michael


    8 dögum síðan

    In some shot I see you talking, are you just doing some audio cues for yourself or who ever does the editing, or do you have an actual cooking show as well?

  • Red Falcon

    Red Falcon

    8 dögum síðan

    Cilantro not parsley

  • Scorpius


    9 dögum síðan

    I made this following step by step and it was amazing. Thank you. 💗

  • Sasha


    9 dögum síðan

    been WAITING for this

  • Sheldon's Fashion Inc.

    Sheldon's Fashion Inc.

    9 dögum síðan

    He’s wearing my dream watch sigh

    • Sheldon's Fashion Inc.

      Sheldon's Fashion Inc.

      9 dögum síðan

      Tom Kao well any man who dreaming about it night and day for the past five years would be

    • Tom Kao

      Tom Kao

      9 dögum síðan

      sheldon joseph Whoa, I didn’t expect you to be so specific. Thank you for doing so, I appreciate it.

    • Sheldon's Fashion Inc.

      Sheldon's Fashion Inc.

      9 dögum síðan

      Tom Kao it’s the Rolex submariner REFERENCE 116610LN MODEL CASE Oyster, 40 mm sigh

    • Tom Kao

      Tom Kao

      9 dögum síðan

      sheldon joseph Whats the make and model of that watch?

  • Lucas Hayes

    Lucas Hayes

    10 dögum síðan

    Ive watched this four times and only just now realized i never gave it a like. Please forgive me, I have now rectified my mistake.

  • Samuel Vallejo

    Samuel Vallejo

    10 dögum síðan

    Is there a vegetarian alternative for beef broth? Or does it mess up the flavor?

    • Tom Kao

      Tom Kao

      9 dögum síðan

      Samuel Vallejo It’s probably some sort of mushroom stock.

  • snoopy7678


    10 dögum síðan

    Basics with babish for smoothies?

  • s zoé

    s zoé

    10 dögum síðan

    the intro is such a mess of music but i dig it

  • Arabella Clark

    Arabella Clark

    12 dögum síðan

    But, you havent answered the main question:
    Did it go to the clean plate club or not?

  • Sakeena Rostom

    Sakeena Rostom

    13 dögum síðan

    U and Joshua weissman NEED to collab

  • Danny Fandubs

    Danny Fandubs

    14 dögum síðan

    ''Yeah, i ate all the classic stuff, like, 'bef bogoñon' and 'fwench onio sup' ''
    -Blue, Dick Figures.

  • megan delanoy

    megan delanoy

    14 dögum síðan

    PLEASE make chicken marsala. It is one of my favorite dishes to cook and I want to see your take

    • Tom Kao

      Tom Kao

      9 dögum síðan

      megan delanoy he did

  • Koneko Ray

    Koneko Ray

    16 dögum síðan

    I lack sherry and am vegetarian. Could I use vegetable broth instead of beef? And what can I substitute the sherry for? Only alcohol we have is my mom's chardonnay, and it is the cheap stuff. Can I just leave it out? This is coming from someone who only just learned to cook an egg about a week ago. Kind of pathetic at 22 years old, but I am trying.

    • fart


      15 dögum síðan

      Cheap wine is typically the best, both for getting hammered and cooking.

  • MechaEmperor7000


    16 dögum síðan

    That moment when you are actually eating what is being cooked.

  • bovfbovf


    16 dögum síðan

    Only one tip to make your soup even better.
    Use different types of onions, 1-2 of every kind you have access to.

  • Paulo MK

    Paulo MK

    17 dögum síðan

    Can you make lots of vegetarian dish? thanks

  • Ian Drake

    Ian Drake

    17 dögum síðan

    @3:08 how does one melt bread overtop

  • Mr CRIMSON Plays

    Mr CRIMSON Plays

    17 dögum síðan

    The sensual music makes this video hit different.... Making food love

  • Angelbabylove1218


    18 dögum síðan

    I don’t watch porn… I just watch your channel

  • JBMuffinman187


    18 dögum síðan

    This is the recipe that got me to try to make one myself. It was awesome! A easier one to start out with, and now my wife and I want to try more. Thanks Babish! (legit, thanks) You might have started a hobby I didn't know I needed until I tried it.

  • Dave L

    Dave L

    18 dögum síðan

    Will try in 6 months when it's winter in Australia

  • Me Ke

    Me Ke

    19 dögum síðan

    Nice watch . what is it :) ??

  • Kriositivity


    19 dögum síðan

    I made this today, I loved it, maybe because I role-played a french chef in my head or because I spent many tears chopping small onions. Edit: it took me 3 hours lol

  • GrifWithOneF


    19 dögum síðan

    This could easily be the french onion soup from the adventure zone amnesty

  • Shinnapat Leungphetngam

    Shinnapat Leungphetngam

    19 dögum síðan

    In France they have Onion Soup
    In Soviet Russia we have Union Soup.

  • Ian


    19 dögum síðan


  • Rosa L

    Rosa L

    20 dögum síðan

    I'm allergic to onion but I'm still here for those smooth smooth babby notes

  • Blue Rascal

    Blue Rascal

    20 dögum síðan

    Do we use normal sherry or cooking sherry?

  • Abelhawk


    20 dögum síðan

    If you add a little bit of water to the onions and a bit of baking soda at the end, they caramelize faster and sweeter without any sugar.

  • robert zerrenner

    robert zerrenner

    20 dögum síðan

    I add Worcestershire sauce to my onion soup.

  • Nathan West

    Nathan West

    20 dögum síðan

    does that come in vegetarian?
    I'm sorry for asking this question, I know it's rude, but I was just curious....

  • Nott Mattthew

    Nott Mattthew

    20 dögum síðan

    Instructions unclear I cut my finger off

  • Mike Moresi

    Mike Moresi

    20 dögum síðan

    That music feels like Cory Henry... good choices

  • SilentxKillerx5


    20 dögum síðan

    His high pitch s destroys my ears..

  • srdjan455


    20 dögum síðan

    A French YouTube said in his video to use comte cheese

  • sexually-confused-ninja oh-and-loyal-hufflepuff

    sexually-confused-ninja oh-and-loyal-hufflepuff

    20 dögum síðan

    made this! Dad said it was the best soup he ever had

  • Andre Jones

    Andre Jones

    20 dögum síðan

    wow he didnt cryyy magic

  • Mangor


    20 dögum síðan

    I ate something like this ang everything else I ate for the day tasted like shit.

  • Stagnant Lasagna

    Stagnant Lasagna

    20 dögum síðan

    "You're gonna cry like you're watching your favorite Pixar movie for the 4th time"
    At first I merely chuckled at this and thought to myself "Toy Story 2 has never made me cry" but then the scene where Jesse sings When Somebody Loved Me intruded it's way into my head to which I said "ah yes I'm crying again"

  • Cat life Fig

    Cat life Fig

    21 degi síðan síðan

    Make Paris Hilton’s lasagna

  • AdrianBookLecter


    21 degi síðan síðan


  • achanwahn


    21 degi síðan síðan

    I tried Alton’s version of this last year when I was sick (& re-reading Harry Potter), so I gave it a try. Swore I’d never do it again. Tasted awful.
    This sounds ok. Minus oyster sauce.

  • Nick reyes

    Nick reyes

    21 degi síðan síðan

    Onision soup

  • Riki Shikato

    Riki Shikato

    21 degi síðan síðan

    **Chant de l'Oignon plays in the background**

  • joe Risner

    joe Risner

    21 degi síðan síðan

    Am I the only one who was getting down to that backtrack too?

  • Shipping Zone

    Shipping Zone

    22 dögum síðan

    What can you use instead of alcohol, I can’t buy alcohol