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French Onion Soup

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Ingredients
  Vegetable oil 45 Gram
  Butter 25 Gram
  Onions 80 Gram
  Brown stock 1 Liter
  Baguettes 2 Medium
  Gruyere cheese 80 Gram
  Red wine 10 Fluid Ounce (approximately 1 glass) (Optional)
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper 2 Tablespoon, milled (use as per taste)
  Bay leaves 2 Medium
  Thyme sprigs 8 Medium
  Garlic cloves 2 Medium
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Keep the brown stock ready.
2. Peel and finely slice the onion.
3. Slice the baguette into long flutes (allow two per portion) and place on a baking tray.
4. Grate the cheese.
5. Wash the sprigs of thyme and allow to dry.
6. Weigh all ingredients.

MAKING
7. Put oil and butter into a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan.
8. Add the onions, stir well, cover with a lid and sweat gently for about 10 minutes and continue to cook until the onions become soft and dark brown in color.
9. Turn up the heat and slowly add the stock.
10. Bring to the boil.
11. Turn down the heat again and gently simmer for 15-20 minutes.
12. Pre-heat the grill to hot and toast the baguette flutes on one side.
13. Turn over and cover the flute with the grated cheese. Return to the grill and toast until the cheese melts and turns a golden color.
14. Remove from the grill, allow to cool slightly and cut into bite-size pieces.

SERVING
15. Ladle the French onion soup into warmed soup bowls.
16. Place two toasted flutes into each bowl.
17. Garnish the French onion soup with sprigs of thyme and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Onion
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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