Fantastic French Onion Soup

    45 min

    A yummy take on the traditional French onion soup. Caramelised onions are simmered with beef stock, then poured over toasted bread, topped with cheese and baked.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 onions, thinly sliced
    • 50g butter
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 600ml beef stock
    • 600ml water
    • 6 slices French bread
    • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 55g grated Gruyere cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
    2. In a medium saucepan saute onions in butter until soft, approximately 20 minutes. Stir in flour and gradually add stock and water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, toast French bread slices.
    4. Place toasted bread into soup bowls. Pour soup mixture over bread and sprinkle with Parmesan and Gruyere cheese. Bake for 10 minutes.

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    This recipe was a pretty good BASE for a 5 star onion soup. As a few people have pointed out, it was very bland. It had 5 stars so I gave it a whirl. I was very disappointed by the amount of doctoring I had to do to this recipe. There wasn’t nearly enough onions, instead of 2 onion I used about 4 cups, omitted the water and halved the butter. I also added about 2 T. garlic (fresh, minced), 1/4c white wine, 2T worcestershire sauce, 1T fresh parsley, dash of salt and a healthy dose of fresh ground pepper and about 1/2t herbs de provence(yum!). The result turned out very yummy but I felt like I had to rewrite the whole recipe.  -  17 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    my boyfriend loves french onion soup, so i thought i'd give this one a try! Following this recipe like it is was VERY BLAND! it defintly needed some flavoring help. These are the changes i made: Just like some of the below comments i used only 3T of butter (this was PLENTY!!!). I also sauteed the onions with 1 clove chopped garlic - then added 1/4 cup of white wine. I also added about a cup more of beef stalk (would have done boullion if i had had it). I also added 1 1/2 Tbl. of worchestier sauce, 1/2 tsp parsley, and 1/4 tsp ground thyme. With these changes..mmm.. it turned out yummy!  -  30 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I've had to try so many different recipes and I finally got it right with this one. This is the best recipe you'll find for French Onion Soup. I add in a couple of teaspoons of Worstershire sauce because my pallet calls for it. Tons of cheese and bread and you have an entire meal. We love this one!  -  25 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)