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RECIPE: Traditional French Onion Soup

As it gets colder outside, I am getting hungrier. During cold days like these, I am usually craving for some traditional home-made food which would make me feel warm and satisfied. And because I love french cuisine so much, today I was cooking "Traditional French Onion Soup". Let´s get onto it.

Traditional French Onion Soup
Die beste französische Zwiebelsuppe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation time: 1 hour

 

Serves: 4 persons



Ingredients:

 

150g soft butter

5 medium size yellow onions

3 garlic cloves

big glass of port wine or valpolicella red wine

1l home made chicken or beef broth

2 table spoons of toasted flour (for nutty flavour)

if needed - some water

fresh thyme

salt, pepper

organic butter and olive oil

dash of organic honey

french baguette

some gruyere or comte cheese

(I live in Austria and I used a "Bergkäse" which worked just fine!)

 

 

 

Procedure:

 

First off, slice (already peeled) onions thinly and add them to a soup/stock pot (in this case I used cast iron soup pot)

Add butter and olive oil. After, add smashed garlic cloves and thyme. Sweat off onions for about 25 minutes, stirring ocassionaly to prevent burning. 

Add dash of honey to sweeten it up a bit. Season with salt and pepper. At this point add flour to thicken it up. Stir for 2 minutes. Add wine and cook for 5 minutes. Then add chicken broth

Let to cook for 15-20 minutes. 

Meanwhile place layers of cheese onto sliced baguettes and bring under a grill to let the cheese to melt down. Serve with a bowl of onion soup.

Bon Appetit!

 

 



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