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French Onion Soup

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Serves 6

A lovely tasty french onion soup that I always make for a dinner party!

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  • 2oz butter
  • 1kg onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 dsp brown sugar
  • 375ml white wine
  • 750ml beef stock
  • For the croutons
  • 1 french stick
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100g gruyere cheese, grated


    1. Heat butter in a large pan and when it has melted add the onions and fry on a high heat for 2-3 mins
    2. Turn the heat down, add the garlic and sugard and sweat for at least 20 minutes.
    3. Turn the heat back up and deglaze the pan with a glass of the white wine scrapping all the bits of the bottom of the pan.
    4. Add the rest of the wine and the beef stock and simmer on a low heat for about 30 minutes and season to taste.
    5. White simmering the soup slice the french stick and drizzle with oliver oil and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes (until starting to crisp)
    6. When crisp rub with the garlic cloves, top with some grated cheese and grill until the cheese just starts to melt.

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