A classic French onion soup is a delicious combination of caramelized onions, savory stock and herbs that is topped with a crusty bread and a layer of bubbling cheese, straight from the broiler. While a to-die-for dish in its original form, French onion soup is easy to adapt into different recipes like this French Onion Pasta because the components are so simple. At its core, the soup is about simple flavors coming together—and, oh, do they ever in these French onion soup potatoes that have gone viral on TikTok.
One thing to note about this recipe is that it will take a good hour to caramelize the onions, but we promise, it’s worth the time! These potatoes are absolutely dynamite, so turn on some cooking music, sip on your favorite something and savor the process.
How to Make French Onion Soup Potatoes
@scheckeats Replying to @user5655864714052 French Onion Soup POTATOES This is one of the best recipes I’ve ever made. Please adjust the quantities to taste and refer to the video for guidance. For the onions: -2 onions, sliced -2 cups dry white wine -2 tablespoons neutral oil -Kosher salt -Freshly ground black pepper Place the onions in a large skillet. Pour over the wine and cook on medium-high heat until the liquid evaporates. Then add the oil, salt, and pepper. Cook on low at least 1 hour to caramelize. Stir occasionally. Toward the end of the hour you can prep the potatoes. For the potatoes: -2-3 tablespoons neutral oil -Yellow and or red potatoes, sliced in 1/2 inch rounds -2 teaspoons beef bouillon paste (or just use -Heef stock instead of water and skip this) -Kosher salt for the water/stock -Fresh thyme -Fresh rosemary -Flakey salt Preheat the oven to 450° F. Pour the oil onto a half sheet pan and place in the oven to heat up. Fill a pot with water, add the bouillon paste (or just use all beef stock). Add the potatoes. Cook over high heat around 20 minutes. You want a fork to be able to pierce through, but they shouldn’t be falling apart. Drain the water/stock. Add the sliced potatoes to the preheated pan of oil in a single layer. Season with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary. Cook 30-35 minutes or until golden brown, flipping every 10 minutes. To bring it all together: -Gruyere cheese (freshly shredded) -Fresh chives When the potatoes are done, top with the caramelized onions, and gruyere cheese. Place back in the oven 3-5 minutes to melt the cheese. Top with a lot of fresh chives. #FRENCHONIONSOUP #frenchionionsouppotatoes #crispyptoatoes #potatoes ♬ original sound – scheckeats
This recipe comes from @scheckeats on TikTok. We used olive oil in this recipe, but, as creator Jeremy Scheck suggests in his TikTok, you can use any neutral cooking oil you have on hand.
2 cups dry white wine
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2 white onions, sliced
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
6 medium yellow or red potatoes, sliced in 1/2-in. rounds
2 teaspoons of beef bouillon paste
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
1-1/2 cups Gruyere cheese, shredded
Fresh chives, chopped
Flaky salt, to taste
Step 1: Caramelize the onions
Place the onions in a large skillet and pour in the wine. Cook on medium-high heat until the liquid evaporates, about 30 minutes. Then add two to three tablespoons of oil along with the salt and pepper. Cook on low for at least one hour to caramelize, stirring occasionally.
Step 2: Prepare the potatoes
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Pour the remaining two to three tablespoons of oil onto a half sheet pan and place in the oven to heat it up. In the meantime, fill a pot with water, stirring in the bouillon paste and kosher salt. Add the potatoes. Cook over high heat until the potatoes are soft enough that a fork can pierce through, but the potatoes don’t fall apart, about 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes.
Step 3: Roast the potatoes
Add the sliced potatoes to the preheated sheet pan in a single layer. Season with salt, thyme and rosemary. Roast until golden brown, for 20-30 minutes, flipping the potatoes halfway through.
Step 4: Add caramelized onions and cheese
Top each potato round with caramelized onions and cheese. Return the pan to the oven to cook until the cheese is melted, about three to five minutes. Garnish with fresh chives and flaky salt.
What Can I Serve with French Onion Soup Potatoes?
This is a great side dish to serve all year round. The potatoes make a savory side for lighter summer entrees like grilled fish, kabobs or chicken. And they would also be a total showstopper on a fall or winter dinner table, paired with other roasted vegetables, a Thanksgiving turkey or a Christmas roast.
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