Wednesday 8 May 2013

French Onion Soup Recipe

Rather than a dessert, today you are getting a recipe for a truly classic French soup. The French onion soup is a truly classic soup that is easy to make. However, as well as being a classic soup this is a also a wonderful comfort food and can be a whole meal in and of itself. It's also a wonderfully healthy meal, and quick to prepare.

French Onion Soup

Serves: 4
French Onion Soup: Classic onion-based soup served topped with French bread and cheese


40g (1 1/2 oz) butter
3 onions, peeled and cut into thin rings
900ml (3 1/3 cups) beef stock
2 tsp dry sherry
salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
4 slices of French bread (baguette), cut 2.5cm (1 in) thick
50g (2 oz) Gruyère cheese, grated


Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onions and fry gently for about 12 minutes, or until soft and nicely coloured (remember, fry softly over low heat).

Pour the stock into the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for between 35 and 40 minutes.

Add the sherry and adjust the seasoning to taste. Pour the resultant soup base into warmed soup bowls.

Float a sliced of French bread in each bowl and scatter the cheese over the bread. Place under a hot grill (broiler) until the cheese has melted.

Serve immediately.

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