French Onion Soup

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When I lived in France, many moons ago, my diet consisted almost entirely of bread and cheese.

While awesome because the French do both those things extremely well, it was also great shame because there’s so much more to la vie en France (check me out! Talking the French! ooh la la!).

I cried a lot in the making of this soup, it was emotional

Take this wonderful soup.

Only the French could turn the humble onion into something salty, herby and totally satisfying.

This has three different types of onion (and a leek just because I wanted something keep the onions in line).

without cheesy crouton…

Traditionally it’s topped with a cheesy crouton. You can skip that part if you’re the grain-free, gluten-free type.

I compromised and grated some cheese on top. French cheese obviously.

…with cheesy crouton

French Onion Soup (serves 3-4)

  • 2 tbsps butter or EVOO
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large, yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 large, red onion, sliced
  • 3 spring/green onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 leek, roughly chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the garlic, onions, leek and sage. Stir and cover.
  • Let simmer on a low heat for 40 minutes, taking the lid off for the last 20.
  • Pour in the vegetable stock, bring to a boil and simmer for a further ten minutes. Season and serve.

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9 thoughts on “French Onion Soup

  1. Mmmm bread and cheese! Your blog and a few other of my favorites disappeared from my reader so I thought you were taking a break from blogging.. I’m so happy you’re not and look forward to catching up 🙂
    I’m so glad you stopped by my blog

  2. I love your blog! It’s such great inspiration when I have lots of fresh veggies around, and no idea what to cook with them. I loved this soup, though I did puree it so the kiddos would eat it. They’re funny about texture.

    • Hi there and thanks for commenting (plus now I’ve found your blog too!).
      Glad you liked it and I can totally understand where the kids are coming from, it’s a bit…well…slimey. You have to be a die-hard onion fan to stomach all that slippery stuff 🙂

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