I Had To Make French Onion Soup... (Better)

  • Published on Sep 9, 2017
  • Everything from scratch. Onion soup is the most traditional and comforting dish ever in France, but did you know you could make Onion Soup better ? Tastier and more Efficient .
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  • Ermude10
    Ermude10 Year ago +3178

    In this video we will make a traditional French dish the traditional way. You will need a drill and a baseball bat! ;)

    • john Taylor
      john Taylor 3 days ago

      +Catalin Molosag butter tastss best, nice and rich.

    • Ivone de Figueiredo
      Ivone de Figueiredo 14 days ago

      Catalin Molosag There is nothing better than butter for the dish.

    • Ivone de Figueiredo
      Ivone de Figueiredo 14 days ago

      Ibby A He said apple cider vinegar in his other french onion soup video.

    • Mama B
      Mama B 20 days ago

      +Catalin Molosag It's a traditional culinary term dating back to 16th century France. In specific, it refers to the precursor to the main dish, the first part of that 'stage' of dining, so the entrée is the 'entrance to the table.' Many other restaurants have hijacked the use of the word, but the origin is from French cuisine.
      Hope that clears things up.

    • bertkutoob
      bertkutoob 25 days ago

      So many things to try...
      So little time...

  • Kevin Pereira
    Kevin Pereira 14 hours ago

    Stock is bones only, broth uses meat.

  • Tanner Hastings
    Tanner Hastings 16 hours ago

    No pinchage I'm disappointed Alex

  • Thibault Rouard
    Thibault Rouard Day ago

    le moteur de ta perceuse chauffe quand il tourne doucement, le transfert d'intensité entre les charbons ne se fait pas assez vite et ils ne peuvent pas refroidir.

  • Captain Win
    Captain Win 4 days ago

    I've never tried Onion soup. What's it taste like?

  • Jessica Wright
    Jessica Wright 5 days ago

    I am in love

  • Arturo Gutierrez
    Arturo Gutierrez 6 days ago

    Love you, Alex. Thanks for vegan version. Do you have vegan restaurants in Paris that you’ll recommend???!!!

  • Arturo Gutierrez
    Arturo Gutierrez 6 days ago

    Love you, Alex. Thanks for vegan version I am going to Paris, do you recommendations for vegans especially soups!!!???

  • Arturo Gutierrez
    Arturo Gutierrez 6 days ago

    Love you, guy!!!??? Thanks for giving a vegan version. I will be trying onion soup when I go to Paris, Xavienne

  • Kat Kathi
    Kat Kathi 6 days ago

    Looks yummy but I miss the rich deep brown color from roasting the chopped onions in an oven and stirring about every 15 minutes for until it turns into deep rich roasted carmalized onion-y goodness.Then finish like you did.
    .....at least that is how my grandma taught me, and I never even considered putting tomato paste in it. But recipes should not be set in stone and trying different ways are what makes cooking fun!
    ...It probably would be very good, but your beef broth before the tomato part really rocked!thank you for sharing!

    • john Taylor
      john Taylor 3 days ago

      If I made it like that it wouldn't become soup, I would just eat all the roast onion with a great big spoon!

  • Hope For the Planet
    Hope For the Planet 7 days ago

    I am officially in LOVE ....I LOVE ...LOVE...LOVE this recipe..I can not wait to try making it!! You're brilliant..

  • Suz
    Suz 8 days ago

    Ok that was souper, like the French like to say, oui?

  • Jae Son Lee
    Jae Son Lee 9 days ago

    I bet the stock would’ve been better if you didn’t cook it in a pressure cooker. Simmering it in low heat for hours will reduce it and concentrate the flavor of the stock

    • Jae Son Lee
      Jae Son Lee 9 days ago

      Also, you didn’t have to season the stock that much. It’s just base. You can do the seasoning while cooking the soup

  • lmar ahmadzay
    lmar ahmadzay 9 days ago


  • Mihnea Ciurea
    Mihnea Ciurea 12 days ago

    Good use for that onion from the previous episode!

  • Vanessa und Max Hartmann

    sehr schön

  • TacoHorse
    TacoHorse 12 days ago

    Isn't that beef broth since it has meat though? (and not bones)

  • Paolo Brigante
    Paolo Brigante 12 days ago

    He’s French so he just calls it “Onion Soup”. Kind of like how Chinese people just call it food. Interesting

  • Jamie Allen
    Jamie Allen 13 days ago

    You’ve become my fav TVclipr

  • Tyler Wright
    Tyler Wright 13 days ago

    Looks so good

  • SashMcFlash
    SashMcFlash 14 days ago

    I've seen French Toast made with Onion Soup, but I have not yet seen an onion soup made with french toast. Time to trailblaze.

  • Stefan Mittler
    Stefan Mittler 14 days ago

    With this cooking time onions will become slime. Some may like that, I do not.

  • Poly
    Poly 16 days ago +1

    You wasted the steam from the pressure cooker. Im very dissapointed

  • How to say
    How to say 17 days ago

    His accent is so dope x.x

  • Ouroboros
    Ouroboros 17 days ago

    Pointless making a bouquet garni if you're planning on straining the liquid :) I like that you have these habits though!

  • Ouroboros
    Ouroboros 17 days ago

    What's the "4 spices"?

  • KeefCooks
    KeefCooks 18 days ago

    Ooh Ma Meeee!

  • keith cunningham
    keith cunningham 20 days ago

    Not much of a drill motor.

  • Gary Ray Cardoso
    Gary Ray Cardoso 20 days ago

    I love you french guy (nh)giggle
    You rock bro🤘

  • Jordy Castles
    Jordy Castles 21 day ago

    That wasn't really a soup though........................

  • Kurt Fox
    Kurt Fox 22 days ago

    not a soup. that's a casserole

  • dspf68
    dspf68 22 days ago

    waste nothing!

  • Liz W
    Liz W 22 days ago

    Making elk bone broth in the crock pot tonight n making this tomorrow. One of my fave things. Now I know to add bay leaf, thnx!

  • Karl Glenn
    Karl Glenn 22 days ago

    Damn, nice to see a friendly face after that 6 minute Tai Lopez unskippable ad...

  • Steven Mclean
    Steven Mclean 23 days ago

    The French are still the masters when it comes to food and cooking, they've just got that flair and creativity, this guy is just more evidence of it to be honest. This is coming from a non-Frenchman, so there is no bias in my statement, I mean just look at what he manages to produce with ingredients he selects and with the way that he does it. It's just in their blood, I swear.

  • solar pony
    solar pony 23 days ago

    The bread ate all the soup 🤔

  • Ryan Dickin
    Ryan Dickin 23 days ago

    You talk funny. Are you from Germany

  • null null
    null null 24 days ago

    let me be your slave

  • magicbuskey
    magicbuskey 24 days ago

    That looked like the bread soaked up most of the moisture and it wasn’t very soup-like. Was that true when you tasted it?

  • Lee McGann
    Lee McGann 24 days ago

    O M G!!!! That LOOKS AWESOME!

  • rajeeb101
    rajeeb101 24 days ago

    Chef, anything else I can use instead of the wine+brandy? Thanks for the video. This sounds really tasty!

  • fuddrucker74
    fuddrucker74 24 days ago

    Thank you, Chef

  • bedowiiu
    bedowiiu 26 days ago

    I love your videos man they really help me alot

  • Talos q
    Talos q 26 days ago

    To remove the fat from the stock, you should use a bread like a sponge and just glide it through the top

  • JoshieJosh
    JoshieJosh 26 days ago

    The moment you crushed the frozen onion slices with an aluminum bat, I had to subscribe.

  • kulurohera
    kulurohera 26 days ago

    Improve the recipe? Oui chef! Loose the flour.

  • Bartosz Baranowski
    Bartosz Baranowski 26 days ago

    Well, this kind of meat grinder does bring memories! Did not know it was even available in France?!

  • Antheaxe U
    Antheaxe U 27 days ago

    French Onion Soup ramen

  • John Smith
    John Smith 27 days ago

    That is a beautiful onion casserole, however not onion soup. In order to be soup you would definitely have to add that other tub of broth

  • Bree Lovexoxo
    Bree Lovexoxo 28 days ago

    New sub very interesting

  • Humphrey
    Humphrey 28 days ago

    Cool dude

  • kathleen swenning
    kathleen swenning 29 days ago

    Wow that looks so delicious! I’ve never seen or had French onion soup like that! You went over briefly how to make a vegan stock but do you think you can make one with all or a lot of that depth of flavor I was thinking with different miso, maybe kimchi ? I love the wine and the other alcohol you Put in, do you think you can use kimchi and alcohol or mirin or any vinegars? I would love to know your take on these questions! Thank you for the inspiring video!

  • Nikhil Gee
    Nikhil Gee Month ago +16

    This is one soup that has fooled most, if not all vegetarians.

  • L F
    L F Month ago

    no offence but you need to work a bit on your stock, there were so many mistakes

  • Samuel Mason
    Samuel Mason Month ago

    I could win any ugly sweater party happily with these :)

  • Samuel Mason
    Samuel Mason Month ago

    I like that you use kitchen shears.
    A lot of chefs shy away from them- myself included... I guess they were always just for cutting up chickens to me. However watching you garnish with them was a great idea.
    also cool shirts for sale. At least theyre not lame.

  • Beejay Swifter
    Beejay Swifter Month ago

    Dude! That's a casserole! Where's the lovely broth? Efficiency is unimportant if the finished product isn't delicious. You are such a guy. ;)

  • Bene Butterbean
    Bene Butterbean Month ago

    What! What? No tablespoon of vinegar to break down the collagen? Sacre Bleu !

  • The Gaming Chef
    The Gaming Chef Month ago

    HUGE SHOUT OUT FOR SAVING ALL THE ONION , very cool seeing that

  • Johan Svensson
    Johan Svensson Month ago

    Roast the tomatpuré

  • Athena Li
    Athena Li Month ago

    There was a horrifying moment when I thought he was going to throw the bone out

  • Your Wrong
    Your Wrong Month ago

    I love the onion and the potato. Are there any 2 ingredients (that arent seasoning like salt ect) that are more important to cooking?

  • Patrick Keller
    Patrick Keller Month ago

    This is not a real onion soupe in my opinion!

  • John Waters, Jr.
    John Waters, Jr. Month ago


  • Briney Foster
    Briney Foster Month ago

    you can caramelize onions in a slow cooker overnight but you're method is certainly quicker

  • Fillemon Hamakali
    Fillemon Hamakali Month ago

    Accent 🔥🔥🔥

  • Cody Nunez
    Cody Nunez Month ago

    French cooking guy who doesn't cook any French dishes besides this....
    French cooking academy > French cooking guy

  • Notable time
    Notable time Month ago


  • Viverntahl
    Viverntahl Month ago

    the meat, carrot, etc that you used for the brotch.. you took the liquid.. and... what about the solid elements?

  • Patrick Schilder
    Patrick Schilder Month ago

    Inspiring! Just made the bouillon 🤗

  • mysticnaeco
    mysticnaeco Month ago

    Perso je caramélise les oignons jusqu'à ce qu'ils deviennent une pâte brun foncé a la plancha en déglaçant souvent avec un simple bouillon de bœuf, je nettoie la plancha avec du vin blanc. Je met la pâte dans une marmite, je dilue la pâte à une fois et demi la hauteur, bouquet garni, 30 min plus tard, à table ^^

  • 정찬웅
    정찬웅 Month ago

    미쳤다 ㄷㄷ...

  • flaming tacos
    flaming tacos Month ago

    i hate this video because the food looks so friggen good

  • Dr. Phil
    Dr. Phil Month ago

    If you want Omomi why not add msg

  • Stephen Vicente
    Stephen Vicente Month ago

    I just ate dinner. Now I'm hungry again after watching this video 🤤🤤🤤

  • Lucie Elfouhaily
    Lucie Elfouhaily Month ago

    Wow un délire
    Magnifique soupe

  • Nico Zen
    Nico Zen Month ago

    Il est ou le beurre ?? :( :( :( :(

  • Jamal Ahmed
    Jamal Ahmed Month ago

    Are the French so stingy that they found a way to only use onions to make soup.

  • Jón Kristinn Nielsen

    Marry me!

  • james mitchell
    james mitchell Month ago

    I wonder why. WHY? There is Nothing about tomato soup? It will go so well with the sourdough bread and show off knowledge grilled cheese sandwiches to go with the tomato soup! It just makes sense!

  • A W 2
    A W 2 Month ago

    799 people don't like French onion soup ! I love it !

  • /arttledsoulfindspeace

    His hair went into so many stages.... lol

  • kathleen chisholm
    kathleen chisholm Month ago

    Genious! I make killer onion soup too! Loved your recipe but I need more broth. All I'd do is put it in a deeper dish with more both because the bread is soaking most of it up. But i love the idea and the dish looked B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Bravo!

  • Scorpionoxide
    Scorpionoxide Month ago

    God I wish smell-o-vision was a thing

  • Aniket Sharma
    Aniket Sharma Month ago

    Don't try at home try outside

  • Tim R
    Tim R Month ago

    "family dish"

  • Gen Garcia
    Gen Garcia Month ago

    Onions? Frozen? Frozen onions?

  • date masamune
    date masamune Month ago

    Bien.Comment à la poulet fritz recipe monsieur?

  • Banjo Jo
    Banjo Jo Month ago

    I really want to taste this. D:

  • dontdothngs
    dontdothngs Month ago

    this is the first frennch o ive seen put on the table in a large dish as opposed to individually served bowls. seems better for a pot luck, which is usually when i put serious effort into home cooking, so thanks. seems very oniony though, and i like having a mostly liquid broth with onions here and there. any thoughts on how i might keep the same flavour with more liquid broth? could add more stock and wine, but then it might taste less like onion broth and more just like i guess a red wine au jus with some onions, if that makes sense?

  • DovahBearr
    DovahBearr Month ago

    He made a French onion pie not soup. And never put sugar in French onion soup.

  • Daniel Susser
    Daniel Susser Month ago

    Hey! Could you make a video covering vegetarian stocks?

  • Chibi
    Chibi 2 months ago

    This looks crazy delicious

  • Arturo Daniel Garcia Aispuro

    Please a video of how to make tamales much better. Most people who try tamales for the first time agree that dough is quite dry...

  • P Kelly
    P Kelly 2 months ago

    What I love about this receipe is how quick it is to make French Onion soup, only 8 minutes 34 seconds.

  • D3add3d
    D3add3d 2 months ago

    Thank you for the tip for vegetarian version Alex :3

  • Anita Christian
    Anita Christian 2 months ago

    Love your sense of humor, skills, resourcefulness... passion for good food. You've got a new subscriber. I'll try your sourdough recipe soon. I'm in the process of perfecting it, and loving it. Thank You Alex.

  • Marvin Sinclair
    Marvin Sinclair 2 months ago

    It's 3:22 am and that looks delicious 😋

  • mateusz flisek
    mateusz flisek 2 months ago

    Smells like Casey N...

  • Michael Miller
    Michael Miller 2 months ago

    This looks wonderful, but is only slightly less work than preparing Thanksgiving dinner...lol.