French Onion Soup with Cheesy Croutons

This is my version of a classic! It is a little time consuming but worth it & so cheap to make too! You could serve it as a starter but it is very filling so would make a great lunch or light evening meal.

Serves 4 Approx 27p per person

Prep time 10 minutes Cooking time 50 minutes


500g brown onions, halved then thinly sliced

50g butter

1tsp sugar

pinch of salt

1 litre beef stock using 2 stock cubes

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tbsp plain flour

For the croutons:

1 small crusty bagutte sliced into 8

20g grated cheddar

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a low-medium heat.

Add the onions, garlic & a pinch of salt & cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally to coat in the butter.

Add the sugar stir & cover. Cook gently for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.

Stir in the flour & cook for a few minutes then gradually add the stock while stirring. Once all the stock has been added simmer for about 10 minutes & season well with salt & pepper.

Toast the baguette slices until just golden.

Divide the soup between four bowls a place two baguette slices on top of each. Sprinkle the cheese over the bread & place the bowls under a medium grill until the cheese is bubbling.

Serve immediately.

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