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M​y perfect French onion soup recipe

This is my simple, fool proof and perfectly delicious soup. You won't regret it!

1y ago

This is my simple, fool proof and perfectly delicious soup. You won't regret it!

Chris’s French onion soup

Should serve about 10 with these instructions.


At least 8-10 large white onions

2 cloves of garlic

4-5 vegetable stock cubes (for non vegetarians, you can use 2 veg and 2 chicken stock cubes)

French baguette

Cheese (Cheddar, Emmental etc., although Gruyere is best)

Salt and pepper to taste

Dried parsley

Olive oil

General purpose flour


Put a drizzle of olive oil into a large deep cooking pot and gently heat

Halve each onion and slice into 5mm wide strips

Crush the garlic

Add the onions and garlic to the pot

Sauté, but don’t brown the onions and garlic

Add flour (about 2 dessert spoons) and stir so that the onions are no longer shiny (I have no idea why I do this but it seems to make a difference)

Add a large kettle of hot water and more if required

Gently simmer and add 4 stock cubes

Simmer for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally

Taste and add another stock cube if required

Add salt and pepper to taste

Simmer for another 15 minutes

Add half a handful of parsley

Slice the baguette and add some cheese to each slice

Grill to melt the cheese

Serve the soup in bowls and add a slice or 2 of cheesy bread to each one

Eat and enjoy!

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Comments (6)

  • Sounds good to me, will give it a try!

      1 year ago
  • French onion soup is the greatest soup in the world!

      1 year ago
  • That looks and sounds delicious. But I can imagine the aftermath is...well...a bit trumpy.

      1 year ago
  • I shouldn't be looking at this while I'm hungry....

      1 year ago
  • Sounds good

      1 year ago