Marian's French onion soup

    1 hour 5 min

    Very easy and oh, so good. This recipe is submitted from Quebec, Canada.

    279 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 4 onions, chopped
    • 50g butter
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 800ml beef stock
    • 300ml water
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 250ml white wine
    • 1 baguette, cut into 1cm slices
    • 250g mozzarella cheese, grated

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. In a large pot over medium heat, saute the onions in the butter for 10 minutes, or until onions are tender. Stir in the flour, ground black pepper and the sugar to form a pasty mixture.
    2. Now add the beef stock, water, parsley and thyme and simmer for 10 minutes. Then add the wine and simmer for 10 more minutes.
    3. Preheat the grill.
    4. Fill individual oven safe bowls 3/4 full with the soup. Place a slice of bread on top of the soup and cover with the cheese. Place bowls in the oven. Grill in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

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    Something else. Wasn't strict with amounts... made plenty. Added three types of onions (one red, which I'm unsure about) but rather than add sugar, I fried them gently after sweating to encourage caramalisation (Jamie's recipe)  -  17 May 2009


    This recipe was fantastic!!!!  -  21 Apr 2012


    Use a rich stock and some wine for great flavour. The bowls are really important too - best served in a deep bowl.  -  17 May 2009