Super easy French Onion Soup

The January cold is kicking in and I have been craving a good old, heart warming french onion soup for a few days now. I absolutely love how the molten cheese sticks to the back of your spoon and how its long threads will – no matter how lady-like you try to spoon the soup into your mouth, will always make eating onion soup a messy occasion.

This onion soup was passed to me through my father’s side and is the only recipe I trust for a fool-proof, original french onion soup!

  • 6 big white onions.
  • 4 tablespoons of butter (The more the better!)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 750ml of beef stock
  • 1 glass of red wine ( and one for the chef )
  • 4 thick slices of bread
  • 300gr of grated cheese
  1. First of all you need to cut the onions. A great tip not to get your eyes stinging or welling up is to hang a damp towel round your shoulders or by breathing through your mouth. You can cut the onions in medium big rings.
  2. Let the butter melt in the pot and add the onions and garlic. Stir the onions until they are glassy.
  3. Now add the glass of wine and stir while the onions simmer for another 2 minutes.
  4. Now add the stock and season well with salt and pepper
  5. Let simmer for another 20 minutes on medium heat
  6. Now, this is something I always do but you don’t have to : I just like it better this way… I take my hand mixer and go through the soup until it is half mixed and half not. This way my cheese melts better and more even through the soup.
  7. Now serve the soup in bowls and top with the bread and pour the cheese over it evenly.
  8. Put under the grill until the cheese has melted and you are ready to go!

 

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