French Onion Soup Food and Drink Ideas
French Onion Soup Recipe
This is a recipe for a hearty soup filled with the flavours of warm, almost spicy France. It is especially good as a winter time soup or even for those needing a "good feed".
French Onion Soup
1/3 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon mustard
2 teaspoons flour
1 cup white wine
4 cups stock (normally beef but vegetable MAY do if strict vegetarian)
1 pound onions (finely sliced)
seasoning (salt pepper)
For the toppings:
4 or 6 slices French bread (lightly toasted)
1/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese (if you can get suitable french cheese)
Melt butter in a large pan. Add onions, pepper, and mustard. Cook over very low heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden (approx. 30 minutes) then add the flour and stir until smooth.
Take the wine and beef stock adding slowly and stirring. Once all the mixture is in pot, bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Season to taste.
For the topping, place the lightly toasted bread slices in the individual soup bowls the sprinkle with the grated cheese and slowly pour the hot soup over the bread. Place the bowls under a hot grill (broiler) until the cheese begins to brown.
This french onion soup recipe should serve 6.
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