Tasty Onion Soup


Onion Soup made with thyme, onion, black pepper, garlic, grated cheese, bay leaf, chicken stock, butter and margarine.

Recipe for Onion Soup
Ingredients for Onion Soup:
  • 4-6 onions
  • about 1/2 kg thyme
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)
  • 4-8 tbsp grated cheese
  • butter
  • margarine or oil
  • 1 1/2 litres chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 slices of bread
Method:
  1. Peel the onions. Halve lengthwise and cut into very thin slices.
  2. Cook in the fat over a low heat for about 30 minutes.
  3. Add a dash of sugar which gives colour and flavour.
  4. Add the crushed thyme and 1 whole bay leaf.
  5. Sprinkle over a little wheat flour if you like a thicker soup.
  6. Add the stock and cook over a low heat for 2 hours.
  7. Season with salt, pepper and bring soup to the boil.
  8. Pour into soup bowls and serve with bread and cheese separately.
Variations:
  • You can gratinate the soup: 
  • Bake the bread slices or cubes of bread in the oven first (they can be brushed with olive oil and garlic). 
  • Pour the soup into heatproof bowls, sprinkle cubes of bread or place a large slice of bread in each bowl or in a large bowl, sprinkle the cheese and gratinate under a hot grill or the oven untill golden brown. 
  • Serve immediately.
Image credit - BoĊĦtjan Cigan
Tasty Onion Soup Tasty Onion Soup Reviewed by Singapore Food Recipes on November 16, 2012 Rating: 5

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