French onion soup

The is one of my favourite soups. I have to admit, I ordered this once at a restaurant (ok a pub) and the soup was a reddish colour…it didn’t taste very nice either. You are in luck, however, as this is a yummy recipe! Serves 4-6 (depends on the serving size). Enjoy!

Soup ingredients:

1Kg onions, halved and sliced (like half moons)

60g butter

1L beef broth (fresh or from stock cubes)

500ml hot water

3/4 cup of dry white wine

5 springs of thyme or lemon thyme

4 bay leaves

pepper to taste

salt to taste

Gruyère or Emmental cheese

 

Soup method:

1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add all the onions, thyme, bay leaves and cook on a medium heat setting. Stir the onions frequently, so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan, and cook until the onion are a deep golden colour and are very soft (the onions will reduce significantly) about 45 minutes.

french onion soup

2. Add wine and stir for a few minutes then add beef stock, water, salt and pepper and cook for a further 30-40 minutes stirring occasionally.

3. Remove the bay leaves and thyme stalks.

4. When serving, add cheese to bowl and spoon in soup.

french onion soup

 

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