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Onion Soup Recipe

Mediterranean French Onion Soup Recipe

A Great - Healthy - Onion Soup RecipeHere's a quick and easy onion soup recipe. You can make it in about thirty minutes from scratch and it really is fantastic - full of flavour and heartily healthy.
We use our own wholemeal bread but the original used stale white French bread to use it up mainly.
There's nothing better to warm you up on a cool winter's evening.
Why not include it in your own Mediterranean diet. It's healthy and full of goodness.
Eat well - feel full and satisfied and lose those excess pounds without undue effort.  

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Mediterranean Diet Onion Soup Recipe

Onion Soup Recipe Ingredients for Four People

  • Two large onions finely sliced.
  • 2 cups/250ml vegetable or beef stock - or use a good quality stock cube.
  • 1 tsp. of brown sugar.
  • 1 glass - 125ml of red wine.
  • 1 measure of brandy (to flambé).
  • 1 tsp. of herbes de Provence.
  • 4 slices of stale bread.
  • 4ozs/100g. of strong cheese - grated
  • 1 oz/25g. of Parmesan - grated
  • 1 tbls. of plain flour
  • 2 tbls. of Olive oil.
  • 1 oz./25g. of butter.
  • Salt and pepper.

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                                Easy step-by-step instructions

 Onion Soup Recipe Method
  1. Heat the oil and butter in a pan and add the onions and sugar.
  2. Cook on a medium heat until the onions are golden brown.
  3. Pour in the brandy and flambé, stirring until the flames go out.
  4. Add the plain flour and herbes de Provence and stir well.
  5. Now add the stock and the red wine - bit-by -bit, stirring as you go.
  6. OK - check for seasoning and let it cook for about twenty minutes, adding a little water if it becomes too thick.
  7. Ladel the soup into onion soup bowls.
  8. Place your rounds of stale bread on top.
  9. Then the strong cheese.
  10. And finally the Parmesan.
  11. Pop the bowls under a hot grill and grill until the cheese is all melted and crunchy on top.
  12. Serve immediately - and enjoy.  
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