A classic, yet healthy, comfort food, this soup is perfect to warm you up after an invigorating spring stroll.

French Onion Soup Recipe Picture

French Onion Soup Recipe Picture

Recipe Preparation Time

  • 10 minutes preparation time
  • 50 minutes cooking time
  • 211 Kcal per portion
  • 13.2g fat per portion of which 8.1g is saturated
  • 4 servings
  • Suitable for freezing

Recipe Ingredients

  • Butter 40g (1/oz)
  • Onions 3, peeled and cut into fine rings
  • Beef stock 900m1 (11/2., pints)
  • Dry sherry 2 tsp (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • French bread 4 slices, 2.5cm (11n) thick
  • Cheddar cheese 50g (2oz), grated

Recipe Method

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and fry the onions gently, until soft. This will take 10-15 minutes.

Pour the stock into the saucepan, and bring to the boil. Simmer for 35-40 minutes.

Add the sherry, if using, and season tc taste. Pour into a flameproof dish or individual dishes and float the bread on top. Sprinkle with cheese and brown under a hot grill.

Cook's Tips

  • Cooking the onions really slowly adds a sweetness to the soup. Do not let the onions or butter burn or you will get a bitter taste.
  • Go easy on the seasoning, especially if using a ready-made stock as they can be very salty.


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