Classic French onion soup

A classic soup in 5 or 6 ingredients only. Very easy to give in to trying, especially if you have been watching culinary show after show on a rainy evening. The urge to get off that sofa and into the kitchen… was worth it.

French onion soup

Making French onion soup when you already have white wine at home is easy (I hate it when you decide to cook up a dish and realize there is one ingredient you abso need and it is currently in the store shelf…)

So, what you need:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter (olive oil may work well too, if you are not keen on butter)
  • 6 to 8 medium sized onions (to serve 4 helpings of this soup), sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup flour (white flour)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • About 1 to 1.5 litres of water (or stock, if you are have-stock-ready types)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Slices of baquette or just bread
  • 1/2 cup of grated gruyere cheese / cheddar cheese for the soup, and some more to top the bread with.

To make this hearty soup:

  • In a big pan, heat the butter and put in the onions. Saute for about 15 minutes, until they brown.
  • Add the flour and stir vigourously, to both cook the flour and mix it all in.
  • Pour in the wine, mix.
  • Add the stock / water and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Add in some cheese and keep stirring until the cheese mixes in well. About 3 minutes.
  • Add salt and crush pepper to taste.

To serve:

  • Spoon the thick soup into bowls.
  • Toast the bread, top with cheese and then grill for a couple of minutes.
  • ¬†Place the bread slices on top of the soup and there¬†is your mini meal in a bowl.

French onion soup

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