Best French Onion Soup

    Best French Onion Soup

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    2hr10min


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    About this recipe: A highly flavoursome French onion soup made with beef stock and topped with a cheese crusted crouton. It's simple and delicious soup that will make you come back for more.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 125g unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 large onions, sliced
    • 1.2 litres beef stock
    • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 4 slices French baguette
    • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
    • 2 slices Gruyere cheese, diced
    • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:1hr5min  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. Melt butter with olive oil in an 8 litre or similar sized stock pot on medium heat. Add onions and continually stir until tender and translucent. Do not brown the onions.
    2. Add beef stock, sherry and thyme. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 30 minutes.
    3. Preheat the grill.
    4. Ladle soup into oven-safe serving bowls and place one slice of bread on top of each (bread may be broken into pieces if you prefer). Layer each slice of bread with a slice of mozzarella, 1/2 slice diced Gruyere and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Place bowls on baking tray and grill until cheese bubbles and browns slightly.

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