French Onion Soup
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The secret to the rich colour and flavours of this soup is cooking the onions until tender and then allowing them to caramelise.
Recipe type: vegetarian, soup
Serves: 4
  • 50g butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 medium sized onion, sliced very thinly
  • 5ml sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 litre vegetable stock (4 tsps stock powder to 1 ltre/ or 4 stock cubes
  • a few sprigs of thyme
  • 250ml dry white wine
  • Gruyere cheese grated
  • a few slices of french loaf
  1. Peel and slice the onions very thinly. I like to use a mandoline.
  2. Melt the butter over low heat and gently cook the onions until soft, add the garlic and sweat down slowly until the onions become golden and caramelized. Do not allow to burn.
  3. Add salt, stock, thyme and wine and cook for a further 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat the grill and slice french loaf.
  5. Grate the Gruyere cheese over the slices of bread and place under the grill, until the cheese bubbles.
  6. Serve the soup and pop the cheesy slices on top.
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