French onion soup recipe
- 1.5kg brown onions
- 6 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 8 cups beef stock
- 2 tsp thyme
- 3 bay leaves
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
- 1 stick French loaf sliced
- 1 cup gruyere cheese, grated
Heat oil and butter in a saucepan until hot and add onions. Stirring every 2 minutes until they are collapsed.
Add garlic and sugar and keep stirring for 5 minutes more until caramelised.
Sprinkle flour over and stir to brown and make a roux.
Gradually add beef stock to thicken and add thyme, pepper and bay leaves.
Stir in wine and simmer for 5 minutes. Ladle into oven proof bowls and place on top a slice of French bread topped with grated cheese. Grill for 5 minutes or until cheese is golden and melted.
Sprinkle with some chopped parsley and serve.
- This is a very traditional French soup and I had actually forgotten how delicious it really is.
- You can substitute any cheese you like on the top of the bread. I think you could pretty much whip this dish up from just what's in the pantry. That makes it a great standby dish but it is fancy enough for a dinner party too.
- This recipe was created for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder
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