Friday, 24 June 2011

French Onion Soup

Soup soup soup. All I can say is that I love them. All sorts of soup as well, tinned soup, cup a soups, homemade soups or veg and meat broths. You name it, I will have most likely tried it. When I was looking for a good soup recipe, I found a recipe for the classic "French onion soup", from a bunch of recipe cards, that I had bought a few years ago. The soup was not only delicious but it only cost about 25 pence per serving.  Pretty cheap, hey? Yeah that's what I thought, so here it is. 

What you need:
900g onions
40g butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp plain flour
2.4 liters pints of vegetable or beef stock
150ml red wine (optional)
salt and pepper

What to do:
I'm not going to lie but the first part of this recipe will take a while: First of all you will need to peel and finely slice all of the onions, but then that is about it for preparation. Now heat the butter and olive oil in a large pan and stir in the onions. Cook gently over a low heat, stirring frequently for 30-45 minutes or until the onions are softened and turn a pale straw colour. Right then, sprinkle over the flour and cook gently for 1 minute. Add the stock, and wine if using. Bring to the boil, season with salt and pepper, then reduce the heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Depending on the thickness you would like for your soup, add 1 to 2 tsp of dissolved  corn flour and simmer for another five minutes, or until desired thickness is reached. Now the soup is ready, serve with a bread of your choice. Even a homemade garlic bread if you would like, hope you enjoy.

Happy cooking and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds lovely. I have to make things like this when I am on my own as my hubby wouldn't touch it!