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What can be more comforting on a chilly day than a hot bowl of French onion soup? Especially with a thick slice of toasted baguette loaded with melty Emmental cheese
Servings 4
Calories 558 kcal
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 medium onions, very finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200 dry white wine
  • 600 roughly strong beef stock
  • 2 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 4 long slices baguette, 1cm thick, no thicker
  • 100 g grated Gruyére or Emmental cheese
  • 2 tbsp Brandy, optional
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place the onions, oil, sugar, garlic into a pan and heat gently on the stove.
  • Once sizzling, stir well, cover, turn the heat down and cook for 10 minutes to take a little colour.
  • Add the wine and reduce, then add the beef stock.
  • Bring to the boil, then add the Worcester sauce, salt and pepper, mix well.
  • Place the lid on and gently simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until the onions are really tender. Don' rapidly boil.
  • Meanwhile, toast the bread on both sides, then pile on grated cheese, grill until melted and golden.

To serve

  • Stir the Brandy into the soup, then ladle the soup into hot bowls and top with the cheese crouton.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
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Nutrition Facts
French Onion Soup
Amount per Serving
Calories
558
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
31
g
48
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Cholesterol
 
28
mg
9
%
Sodium
 
851
mg
37
%
Potassium
 
479
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
40
g
13
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
16
g
32
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword onion
Course Soup
Cuisine Autumn, ITV This Morning
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