Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Onion Soup

Onion soup is anothe rhouse favourite. The kids don't like it (with the exception of my niece, who demands it with passion every time she hears we're having soup for dinner), so it's our grown up treat for late dinners on the couch. Accompany this with a nice Camambert and very hot French Bread nad you've got yourself a treat!
1 litre of beef stock. You could make your own, but let's face, the one out of a carton is just fine. Turns out vegetable stock is also fine, so if you're a veggie or you're just trying to be healthy that works, too.
0,5 litres of water
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 kg of brown onions
1/2 teaspoon salt

Slice the onions really thinly. Heat up the oil in a large pan, add the onions and fry for about 20 minutes. Then increase the heat and keep them frying hard for another 20 minutes, until they become sticky and all caramelised (aaah, the tempation of just spreading this on French bread and having it as it is...mmmh). Stir continuously here or it's gonna stick, inevitably.

Add the stock and the water and the salt. Simmer for 20 minutes.
And BAM, you are ready to serve. This is great for dinner parties (especially if you are having a bit odf a "french" theme), family dinners, cheese evenings and so forth.  

What is your favourite soup? Would you care to share your recipe with me? Are you a noodles or a croutons person?

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