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Drunken French Onion Soup Recipe (Soup Recipe of the Week)

Cooking With Alcohol: Drunken French Fennel Onion Soup Recipe

See More Soup Recipes Organized by TypeA well stocked spice cabinet is a crucial part of any serious kitchen, but did you know that a well stocked alcohol cabinet can also be helpful for a good cook?

With good reason, people have been cooking (and marinating) with wine, beer, bourbon, whiskey, and other alcoholic beverages since antiquity to take their meals to the next level.

Here’s a delicious, special occasion friendly soup recipe for Drunken French Fennel Onion Soup from the folks at Talk of Tomatoes which features brandy and sherry plus your choice of Pernod, Sambuca, or Ouzo.

Thinking about serving this soup in a rustic looking bread bowl? Then you won’t want to miss the article, How to Make an Easy Bread Bowl to Serve Soup, Salad, Chili, Stew, and Dips.



1/2 cup butter
2 bulbs fennel, slice thin
4 medium yellow onions, sliced thin
2 tsp fresh thyme
1/4 cup brandy
1/2 cup dry sherry
1/2 cup white wine
8 cups chicken stock
1 T coarse salt
1 tsp coarse pepper
1/4 cup Pernod OR Sambuca OR Ouzo
French Baguette, sliced
3/4 LB Gruyere cheese, grated

How to Make Drunken French Fennel Onion Soup.

You can also see our list of delicious soup recipes, organized by type to help you enjoy more soup recipe ideas throughout the year.

Also, here’s some convenient links to our first 100 Original Recipes on Hugging the Coast to make it easier for you to find culinary inspiration and ideas beyond soup.

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