Our French onion soup recipe is traditionally served to newlyweds in France on there wedding night. If you have ever been married try to imagine settling down in complete bliss with your partner enjoying the sweet caramelized onions. This French onion soup recipe can also be enjoyed in cold windy nights at the comfort of your personal home.
A few tips to remember in creating French onion soup is to cook the onions gradually till golden brown, it really should take 45 minutes to an hour for the onions to cook and to get that great caramel flavour that gives this French onion soup recipe the perfect taste. Don’t forget to stir the onions regularly so you don’t burn the onions. Serve the soup in your finest bowls topped with cheese and a couple of slices of bread. In France this soup is served with gruyere cheese even though any Swiss cheese will be fine.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes.
Cooking time: 1 Hour.
Serves: 4 Individuals.
450g (1lb) onions, peeled and sliced thinly.
60g (2oz) butter or margarine.
45g (1½oz) flour.
1 litre (two pints) boiling water.
2 beef stock cubes.
1 small French loaf
30g (1oz) parmesan or gruyere cheese, grated.
Melt butter in a thick saucepan.
Add onions and cook gently over moderate heat until eventually golden brown (about 15 minutes) becoming careful not to burn them. Stir occasionally. Meanwhile, dissolve stock cubes in boiling water and put aside to cool. Stir flour into onions and cook for 2 minutes. Add stock progressively, stirring continuously. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pre-heat oven or grill. Slice bread thickly and spot in bottom of ovenproof serving dish. Pour over soup. Sprinkle the bread with cheese and location under the grill or in a hot oven until eventually browned. Serve very hot.